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Which wine with dinner? A pro's view

Updated: 2014-01-04 07:40
By Donna Mah in Hong Kong ( China Daily)

When choosing a wine to go with a meal, what are you looking for? Of course there are guidelines which people usually follow, such as the common, "red wine with red meat, white wine with white meat (i.e., fish)". However, when it comes down to what wine you serve with a dish, Frederique de Lamothe, director of the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Medoc, says: "It's always a question of balance."

De Lamothe was in Hong Kong recently to launch the 2011 official selection of 256 Crus Bourgeois de Medoc. The Bordeaux wines that are on the official selection are wines that meet quality and pricing standards upheld by the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Medoc. Each wine bottle displays an authenticating sticker with the Cru Bourgeois logo that clearly identifies the Cru Bourgeois du Medoc wines and guarantees that the quality of the wine, not the chateau, matches the standards of the Cru Bourgeois du Medoc selection.

When asked which of these wines to drink with Chinese food, she had a number of tips for diners.

Which wine with dinner? A pro's view

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