Which Wine with Chinese Food

When we eat Chinese food we tend to enjoy it with a glass of wine.

China is vast and there is a huge variety of cooking styles across the regions.

A highly acidic and flowery wine cuts well against popular (but somewhat fatty) Cantonese dishes such as crispy duck, sweet and sour pork and egg fried rice.

The ultimate acidic and flowery wine is of course Riesling and yes, it does go brilliantly with Chinese food. Unoaked Chardonnay can also work well, particularly with Cantonese cuisine.

If you are opting for a more western style dish with just a hint of Chinese spices, try it with a Chenin Blanc grape instead.

Szechuan province offers more spicy dishes, so here you can pretty much choose from any of the following varieties:

These are just a few ideas, but don't be afraid to experiment, and if you find a wine that goes really well with Chinese food, please do tell us about it.