Sat, 21 February 2015
It's the Chinese New Year so it's time for a pairing podcast! M.C. Ice is fascinated that you can successfully pair wine with Chinese cuisine, but after serious experimentation I made a believer of him.
A few key notes:
1. Slightly sweet Riesling and Vouvray are the MVPs with Chinese. You can't go wrong with these wines because they have full fruit, sugar to counteract the spice, and acidity to keep the flavors lively.
2. Sweet and sour dishes are great with rosé or Alsace
3. With meat dishes, Beaujolais is the MVP but rosé could work for pork buns
4. With seafood, try Muscadet or Albariño
5. Fried rice with egg can take Prosecoo, Viognier or a full Chardonnay
6. Dim sum is hard, but Riesling is your MVP!
If you're a Chinese food lover, you'll love this podcast! Please let us know what you think about these pairings and add some of your own!
Happy Year of the Goat/Sheep!