Wild Boar & Wine Pairing

Wild Boar is a leaner but stronger flavoured and gamier meat than pork.  Due to the stronger flavours, it demands complex and bold wines.  Our number one pick would be a rich and spicy Shiraz or Syrah.  This dark fruit flavoured wine will really show off its richness and complexity when paired with barbecued or roasted pork.

wild boar on a plate

Wild Boar really needs to be eaten practically rare in order to keep it from going dry, and to keep the meat lean.  If prepared in this fashion, complex and tannic reds such as Barolo, Barabresco, BrunelloCabernet Sauvignon or Super Tuscan will all be fantastic.  A lush Amarone with spicy dark fruit flavor is also exceptional!

If the wild boar leans towards more a well done preparation (such as a wild boar stew) lighter reds, such as Barbera and Dolcetto will be more suitable.

Special thanks to io9 and Lauren Davis for mentioning us and our Wild Boar and Wine Pairing for their Post-Apocalypse pairings.  I got a great hoot out of it, as well as stocked my wine cellar appropriately for such a day.

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