Chinese New Year is a fantastic excuse to heat the wok, twist the corkscrew and do one of the things I love best. Cook food and drink wine. Here’s some of my favourite white wines for Chinese New Year.
I picked some lovely things to cook for friends. Spare ribs marinaded overnight; salt and Sichuan pepper king prawns; aromatic beef, slow-cooked with garlic, ginger and star anise; a spicy chicken stir fry and a side of pak choi and oyster sauce. Finally, a sticky pudding finish.
I chose white wines – aromatic white wines perfect with the myriad of flavours and aromas from my Chinese feast.
Here are my five whites (and a dessert wine too):