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Pairing Wine with Peking Duck

Pairing Wine with Peking Duck

Date Added: 13/05/2013

Peking duck is rich, fatty (especially if you are a skin lover), and complex, but the actual driver here is the plum sauce, which has a pronounced sweet-sour profile, leaning sweet.

For this (and other slightly sweet Chinese dishes) it's best to choose a white wine that is slightly off-dry, with low to moderate alcohol, minimal or zero oak, and bright acidity. Use your own judgment on the amount of sweetness: if the dish is very sweet...ratchet it up in the wine too!! If you prefer reds, choose a fruit-forward wine with very soft tannins.