Wines for the Chinese New Year

bowl and chopsticksChopsticks leave me fumbling, but that won’t stop me devouring Chinese food this Thursday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Pick up some suitable bottles of wine to match your sweet and sour pork and dim sum.

PG Wine Tips

£3.99 and under

There are still some good bottles to be found that cost the same as a couple of National Lottery tickets.

Asda Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

£3.88

Tastes of cherry pie filling with a bit of plum and tobacco for complexity. Slurping wine.

Californian Chardonnay The Magnificent Wine Co.

£3.99 Co-op (available until February 8th)

Strong bubblegum aroma with subtle flavours of creamy apple and pineapple. Ideal with stir fried chicken with mango.

£5.99 and under

There are a few fruity, slurpable wines among the forgettable masses.

Ramon Lopez Murillo Rioja Reserva

£5.99 Aldi

Creamy raspberry ripple flavours with hints of mint chocolate. Match to chilli chicken or sweet and sour pork balls.

Six Hats Fairtrade South African Pinotage Rosé

£6.99 Laithwaites

Redcurrant and plum with an edge of blackberry. More of a light red than a rosé.

Costs a bit more, but tastes great

Sometimes a bottle of wine tastes so fab it's still a bargain whatever it costs.

Spar French Chablis

£9.99

Light lemon and Brazil nut flavours. Nicely balanced. Ideal with vegetarian noodle dishes.

Amery Sieur D’Arques French Limoux

£10.99 Oddbins

This Chardonnay by any other name tastes of lemon meringue with a hint of honey. A light white.

Le Rosé de Giscours Bordeaux

£10.99 Laithwaites

Refreshing redcurrant, raspberry and plum. Match to black bean sauce dishes.