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Land of the Riesling Sun

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From sushi to spring rolls, thai curry to tandoori, Asian cuisine has fully established itself as a favourite in the UK. But while the chefs are carefully blending spices to create unique mouthwatering dishes, rarely do we pay them the compliment of choosing a wine that best matches our favourite flavours.

As Alsace wines are appetisingly fresh and aromatic, with a notable clarity of fruit and good acidity they are spot on to go with spicy, salty, sweet and sour flavours found in Asian dishes. Most people tend to think of a beer with their Asian food, or if they do think of buying a wine to drink with it, the idea that a wine can compliment a spice seems rather odd, but far from it. In fact the right grape variety can add to a home delivered (or home cooked!) Asian meal.

TV chef Ching He Huang and leading wine journalist and food and wine matching expert Joanna Simon will be joining us for a live webchat, where they’ll be offering guidance on which wines bring out the best in each Asian dish; from the fruity, floral tastes of the more elegant Alsace wines such as Riesling through to luscious or spicy whites like Pinot Gris or Gewurztraminer.

Ching He Huang and Joanna Simon join us live online on Friday 18th June at 13.00 to demonstrate how Alsace wines can compliment Asian food.

For more information visit www.alsacewines.co.uk

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