What to pair with a stir-fry? I made a Pork and Bok Choy Stir-Fry recently, and was looking for a wine pairing in a small midwestern town during a recent visit. So I didn’t have the many choices I’d have at our local wine ship.
Riesling tends to be my go-to wine for stir-fry, and it can work nicely with pork. None of the Rieslings on the shelf appealed to me the other day, however, so I went in a different direction. When I find myself choosing wine in a grocery store or other spot that doesn’t curate their wines nearly as well as our local shop, I rely more on finding a familiar brand. I saw a Pinot Noir from Seaglass, and grabbed it because I’ve enjoyed Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc many times.
My pork and bok choy stir-fry gets some saltiness from soy sauce. Choosing a red with such a stir-fry calls for some acidity to balance the salt content. Pinot fills the bill nicely. The Seaglass Pinot Noir is from Santa Barbara. It’s a light style pinot. Nothing remarkable, but tasty enough and plays nicely with the food. Definitely a satisfactory pairing for a meal cooked on the road.
Do you have a favorite wine pairing for stir-fry? Do tell!