Lucky Lunar New Year Wine Pairings
We welcome this Lunar New Year with optimism, for it’s the year of the rabbit, which symbolizes grace, beauty and good luck. Asian communities around the world mark this transition with parades, family reunions and special foods. Join the celebration with traditional dishes and perfect wine pairings.
This Lunar New Year is January 22nd through February 1st, although parties will continue through the first full moon of the year with the Lantern Festival February 5th.
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The Chinese calendar moves in a 12-year cycle, with each year linked to one of a dozen animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. What’s predicted for you in 2023?
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This tasty soup symbolizes treasure, so dig in. The more won tons you eat, the more money you will make in 2023.
Easy Won Ton Soup
PAIRS WITH: Lumière de Vie 2021 Sauvignon Blanc
*Recipe and image courtesy of bitsandbitesblog.com.
Crunch into these flaky Cantonese spring rolls with their tangy sauce. Like little golden bars, they symbolize wealth.
Homemade Spring Rolls
PAIRS WITH: Paquet Cadeau Rosé Sparkling
*Recipe and image courtesy of woksoflife.com.
Silky on the outside, chewy and flavorful on the inside, these little pillows symbolize family and prosperity.
PAIRS WITH: Sun Fish Pinot Noir
*Recipe and image courtesy of thespruceeats.com.
Steamed fish symbolizes abundance. Enjoy this delicate striped bass with soy ginger sauce and toasted sesame seeds.
Steamed Striped Bass with Soy Ginger Sauce
PAIRS WITH: Homage Cellars 2018 Viognier
*Recipe and image courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.
Braised in savory broth with sweet cabbage, these oversized juicy meatballs resemble a lion’s head and represent strength, vigor and prosperity.
Lion’s Head Meatballs
PAIRS WITH: Artisan 5 Cabernet Sauvignon
*Recipe and image courtesy of iheartumami.com.
A lucky dish indeed (just don’t break or cut the noodles) this is a celebratory must-have to ensure a long life.
PAIRS WITH: Symbio Malbec
*Recipe and image courtesy of grantourismotravels.com.
Beautifully braised mushrooms symbolize family reunions, due to their round shape. They’re smooth and satisfying.
Braised Mushrooms with Bok Choy
PAIRS WITH: Above 2021 Zinfandel
*Recipe and image courtesy of thewoksoflife.com.
Crisp with a delightful sandy texture, these classic cookies symbolize coins and bring you good fortune!
Chinese Almond Cookies
PAIRS WITH: Infinite Wisdom 2020 Orange Muscat
*Recipe and image courtesy of simplyrecipes.com.
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