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Beverages to Go With a Chinese Meal

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This Month's Film: Farewell My Concubine
Cuisine: Chinese

As always with Chinese food, the beverages are a no-brainer: Oolong Tea, Tsing Tao Beer, and Plum Wine. The same things one might order in a Chinese restaurant, and all are readily available.

Regarding the pairing of varietal wines with Asian food, there are certain types that harmonize with Asian flavors, especially the more fruity whites such as Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, and demi-sec sparkling wines. However, when it comes to international cuisine, I am a purist, and prefer to enjoy each cuisine with native beverages from the country of origin. So this time, it's going to be Oolong Tea, Tsing Tao Beer, and Plum Wine.

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