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Aug 1, 2010 03:48 PM

Chinese B-day dinner: Wines?

Hi Hounds,

Going to China Village in Albany on Wednesday.
Proposed Menu:

Canton Platter: Fried Prawns, BBQ Spareribs Egg Rolls, Fried Wonton & Chicken
Spicy Boiled Beef
1000 Chili Chicken
Sweet n' Sour Pork
Broccoli Beef
Dry Cooked Greeen Beans
Pork Fried Rice
Steamed Rice

I'm planning on bring a Winter Riesling and a Thomas Fogerty Gewurztraminer.
Any other suggestions? Would a Sangoivese/Aliganico-based Rose work?
How about other red options?

Please let me know.

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  1. China Village rocks. The lamb with cumin was fantastic. So many complex flavors. Hot but also subtle.
    Rose and off-dry white wines would be my suggestion. Red wines generally aren't going to work well and especially stay away from any wines with tannins.
    If it was me I'd stop by Spanish Table on San Pablo in Berkeley and see what kind of fruity roses they have. Also maybe a Basque white.
    Or stop by Oddlots on San Pablo in Albany and ask Morgan Miller for his suggestion. He may have an off-dry pinot gris that won't get buried in the spice. And he might have a rose that works.

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    1. re: SteveTimko

      Hi Steve,

      Oooh, I was thinking about having that Lamb. Guess I'll have to add it on.
      I'm trying to keep to what I have in my racks and since most of my family likes whites,
      I think I'll be good. Depending on corkage, I think I'll throw in a Navarro Edelzwicker as well.

    2. Riesling, Riesling, Riesling. Particularly a spatlese or later harvest to get that sweetness without an acidity that will burn with the spices. Trimbach makes a good Pinot Gris that might do the trick.