The diversity of Chinese cuisines is extraordinary, but one food ritual unites Chinese communities all over the country and the world: the Lunar New Year’s Eve dinner. (This year’s Lunar New Year is on January 25th.) It’s the time when families traditionally gather for a lavish feast, prefaced by ritual offerings to gods and ancestors, and followed at midnight by a storm of firecrackers. There are few rules for this “family reunion” meal except that there should be extraordinary amounts of food, particularly fish, meat, and poultry. We have selected some perfect wines to accompany any Chinese New Year's feast.
Santa Lucia Highlands
2018 Domaine Coteaux des Margots
2017 Schlossgut Diel
"Von der Nahe" Riesling