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.

Szechuan Chicken
Photo: Randy Mayor

Szechuan Chicken

Off-dry rieslings are perfect matches for Szechuan peppercorns, which combine aromatic spice and earthy undertones. The wines' fruity sweetness is balanced with acidity.

Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling 2008 (Washington, $10) Lingering, sweet apricot meets crisp acidity (pictured)

Dr. Frank Riesling Semi-dry 2008 (New York, $15) Honeysuckle aromas with apple and tropical fruit

SPLURGE: Gunderloch Riesling Spätlese Diva 2007 (Germany, $25) Peach nectar flavors are bright and fresh

View Recipe: Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry

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