Pork Tenderloin with Honey and Ginger

The Wines of Greece website has some great recipes for pairing your next meal with Greek wine. Generally, red meat and red wine pair well together because the higher tannins in red wine contrast with the rich high fat content of the red meat. The higher acidity of white wine complements white meat in much the same way a splash of fresh citrus juice might. Flavorful white meats are to be matched with full-bodied white wines.

The flavor profile of a dish can often be much more complex than simply light or dark meat, and the wine pairing more so. How do you pair a dish with the sweetness of honey and the saltiness of soy sauce with dry, semi-dry and off-dry white wines? For a dish that is heavier on the savory/salty side, you could try a Greek Traminer or Gewurztraminer.

This recipe comes from Ettore Botrini who has mastered the art of creating unique food and wine pairings to help people enjoy one of the greatest pleasures in life: sharing food at a common table with those they love. His two-Michelin-star restaurant “Etrusco” is surrounded by a beautiful green garden, from which Ettore selects vegetables, flowers and fruits to create his menu. As a result, the food served is not unlike a fine wine: simple, subtle and bursting with natural Greek flavors, like this Pork Tenderloin with Honey and Ginger.