Wonton some winning wine pairings for Chinese New Year?
The International Wine Challenge gives you a delicious pairing guide for Chinese New Year!
With Chinese food fast becoming a national favourite, and Chinese New Year on the 8th of February, why not leave yourself wonton more and try some of our delicious wine pairings?
Whether your order is Perking duck or prawn toast, the International Wine Challenge has got something that will make your taste buds tingle! From a selection of award winning wines we’ve made it easy to find the perfect partner for your Chinese favourites so all you have to do is order. Chop Chop!
Sweet and Sour Pork
The sweet tangy notes of the sweet and sour pork are complimented by the rich peach and slight oiliness of the Viognier, making them perfect bedfellows. Viognier’s aromatic character and off-dry finish adds richness which makes it an ideal pairing for the sweet sauce.
Why not try.. Saronsbeg Viognier, SA
From.. Selfridges, £16.99
New Zealand Pinots offer a supple, ripe and slightly tart, red fruit notes that work to enhance the flavour of the duck and its rich plum sauce accompaniment. The refreshing bite of acidity will leave your palate feeling refreshed.
Why not try.. Wither Hills Pinot Noir 2012
From.. The Wine Society, £10.50
Why not try.. M Signature Pinot Gris, 2o13
From.. Morrisons, £8.00
Beef and black bean sauce
Why not try.. Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2014
From.. Marks & Spencers, £8.50
As Prosecco leans towards the sweeter end of the spectrum it is the ideal accompaniment to prawns, as it is light enough not to overwhelm their more subtle flavours. Its clean, fresh taste profile leaves the palate refreshed.
Why not try.. Extra Special Prosecco Brut, NV
From.. Asda, £8.25
Prawn with spring onion and ginger
Why not try.. Mineralstein Riesling, 2014.
From.. Marks & Spencer, £10.00
Kung Pao chicken
Why not try.. Riverblock Sauvignon Blanc, 2015
From.. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference, £10.00
Why not try.. Extra Special Barbera d’Asti, 2013, £10.00
From.. Asda, £5.00
Visit the IWC website for further suggestions: http://www.internationalwinechallenge.com