Wine and Beer Guide

Whether you are raising your glass for a toast, or pouring it into a stock pot, wine and beer are equally great for cooking and enjoying.

Pairing Wine with Chinese Dishes

With all of the sweet and spicy complexity of Chinese food, it’s hard to know what wine is best for pairing. The expert weighs in for these 4 common dishes.

Shrimp Fried Rice
Photo: Randy Mayor

Shrimp Fried Rice

If you've ever had fried rice with coconut, mango, or ginger, you know how these exotic flavors enliven this staple dish. An American gewürztraminer adds complementary fruity flavors and sweetness. Plus, this aromatic white stands up to scrambled eggs (often found in fried rice), which challenge many wines.

Fetzer Gewürztraminer California Valley Oaks 2008 (California, $9) Spicy, honeyed, tropical, and a tad sweet (pictured)

Hogue Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley 2008 (Washington, $12) Lychee and citrus with rose petal aromas

SPLURGE: Hermann J. Wiemer Gewürztraminer 2007 (New York, $19) Exotic and floral with melon and mineral flavors

View Recipe: Shrimp Fried Rice

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