Choosing Premium Wine as a Marinade

When it comes to choosing premium wine as a marinade you need to be familiar with both the type of meat and variety of wine.  There are a few guidelines to remember as well.  Let’s go over a few that I have come across in my own search as to the best variety of wine to marinade a pork tenderloin.

Guidelines for Choosing Premium Wine as a Marinade

  1.  White or Red – are you choosing a wine that is in your home or do you need to go out and buy a wine?  Many people are starting to keep more wines on hand in their homes.  This makes it so much easier when choosing what to make for meals as well as serving as a beverage.  Being in a Wine Club really makes that easy!  Check out our Wine Club here or to have the wine start arriving at your door go here.
  2. What kind of meat are you wanting to prepare?  Again are you using something you already have on hand or do you need to go out and buy it?

What Color is the Meat – Match it with the Color of the Wine  

If it is a robust roast other red meat, you should lean towards a red like Cabernet Sauvignon.  Or maybe you have venison or other game meat, I would even go so far as to say a Malbec would be a tasting marinade.

If it is a robust roast other red meat, you should lean towards a red like Cabernet Sauvignon.  Or maybe you have venison or other game meat, I would even go so far as to say a Malbec would be a tasting marinade.

If you are preparing Chicken or fish, a white wine would be amazing.  You can never go wrong with a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

Decisions, Decisions

Starting with these 2 simple reference points will allow you to move forward with specific recipes or just daring to go on your own.  For myself, tonight we are choosing to grill a pork tenderloin  because the rain decided to stay away.  We prefer to cook outside as much as possible, no matter the time of year.  And yes, we are in Minnesota and have been known to barbecue burgers and chicken in a snowstorm!

Another point you want to task yourself with is how difficult or time-consuming are you expecting this to be?  You may even want to consider the seasonings on hand.  For example, I know I have a wide variety of seasonings, both individual and the blends.  I was initially looking to do a red wine, but now choosing premium wine from my recent shipment.  A white Austrian Wine, Grüner Veltliner by Bruna.  I stumbled across a recipe that calls for dry white wine and the label seems to fit what I am looking for.

Once you are done with choosing premium wine, be sure to check out my recipes.  I am always trying something new.  Just hit this link for my newest recipe – White Wine Marinated Pork Tenderloin!

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