Wine pairings with Asian cuisine can be tricky at times. Wine isn’t traditionally associated with the majority of Asian cuisines, but that doesn’t mean it can’t go with them. Let’s see how they might work together and break some rules.
Vietnamese cuisine is delicate, with a milder heat and fragrant herbal flavors that pair well with wine. We recommend white wine, but red wine can complement a Phô if it is light, such as a Beaujolais, a Saumur Champigny, or a Bourgogne. Try a mineral white wine with Nems, such as a Chablis or a Sancerre. With caramelized dishes, go for a Jurançon, and with seafood, go for a Chardonnay!
La Chablisienne Chablis Premier Cru Côte De Léchet . 970,000VND @ WINECELLAR.vn
It is a more difficult exercise for Chinese food because Chinese cuisine is so diverse. The best advice is to pair a young and light white wine with a delicate dish and a red wine with a heartier meal. A Riesling, a dry fruity Rosé, or a Sparkling wine could all be excellent choices. A Champagne rosé will complement Dim Sum perfectly, as will a Pinot Noir or a Shiraz-Cabernet with a hot meat dish.
Skillogalee Sparkling Riesling. Clare Valley. Australia. 875,000VND @ ilovewines.vn
Domaine Pierre Gaillard, Saint Peray, France. ₫1,491,000.00Price @ VINOBEER-VIETNAM.com
Thai food’s main flavors are sweet, sour, hot, and salty, which differs slightly from the warm spicing on many Indian curries or the more fragrant Vietnamese herbs. Most Thai dishes will pair well with a dry Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, or a fruity rosé.
Paxton Organic Rosé 2019 McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia. VND 745.000 @ ilovewine.vn
Red wines that pair well with Indian cuisine are not necessarily the ones that wine connoisseurs prefer. We recommend a white wine such as Pinot Gris, Champagne, or Sauvignon Blanc. Red wines should be avoided because they are too tannic or fragile for the Indian spices. You might be surprised if you try a whisky with your food, or if you have a Lassi or a beer!
Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand. 620,000VND @ Wineembassy.vn
With Sushi and Sashimis, pair Champagne, Prosecco, and white wines as a Sancerre, or a dry Riesling. Try a young red Burgundy with your Tempura. But don’t forget Sake and Genmaicha (roasted rice) tea, which complement every Japanese meal!
Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV. 1,640,000VND WINECELLAR.vn
El Viejo Del Valle, Pinot Noir, Central Valley, Chile ₫488,250.00Price. Vinobeer-vietnam.com