Wines for oriental food

4th February 2016

Cave de Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve £9.99/75cl
There’s a broad selection of flavours here, but Pinot Gris is a very adaptable wine. This has the fruitiness to complement the meat and enough zestiness to cut through the hoisin and deal with the fire of the chilli, without overpowering the subtle flavour of the cucumber.

Drink it with... Pot-roast pork-belly buns
These terrifically tasty brioches go so well with the fruity, zesty white
Get the recipe in this week’s Waitrose Weekend, free to pick up from your local Waitrose.

Try it now: Wines for oriental food

1. Saint Auriol Corbières £6.99/75cl
With this very fruity red it’s as though the pairing works in reverse – the complex flavours of the food bring out a lovely woody pepperiness in the wine.

2. Waitrose Grüner Veltliner £7.99/75cl
Made by award-winning winemaker Markus Huber, this is full of bright lime fruit and greengage, with a little lift of white pepper.

3. Domaine Paul Blanck Gewurztraminer £15.49/75cl
A top class Gewurztraminer – delightfully perfumed and aromatic, but crisp, refreshing and dry on the palate.

4. Grey Slate Dr L Private Reserve Riesling £9.99/75cl
An elegant, fruity Riesling, beautifully structured with pineapple, white peach and green apple flavours.

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