Riesling – Sesame Chicken
This dish can often be a little sweet with soy undertones, so here a nice Lambrusco does well.
Sauvignon Blanc – Vegetable Lo Main
This is usually a dish with strong soy sauce flavors, so we like a grassy and crisp Sauvignon Blanc to cut right through them.
Chardonnay – Fried Rice
The roundness of the Chardonnay works with the heavy soy flavors. You avoid the buttery flavors that would clash, instead gaining a crisp acidity that helps cut through the flavors.
Pinot Noir – Mu Shu Chicken
The luscious berry flavors combined with Pinot’s acidity do wonders with the Hoixin sauce flavor in Mu Shu Chicken.
Carbernet Sauvignon – Mongolian Beef
While this dish is often spicy, the sauce adds a layer of sweetness, and causes the fruity Carbernet Sauvignon to go well.
Malbec – Beef with Broccoli
This is one of the few classic dishes where a heavier wine works, so here the smooth Malbec goes nicely.