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Ethnic: Chinese

Chinese cuisine ranges from deeply spicy to more subtly seasoned. With this in mind, we have a few things to consider when pairing. If you're going with a hot, Szechuan dish, then try a Gewurztraminer. Gewurztraminer literally means "spice grapes" and the California variant in particular has a "spicy-peach" flavour with a hint of ginger.

For calmer, more intricate Cantonese dishes, it's best to try a sweet fruity wine, such as a German Riesling. Meanwhile, a red Bordeaux is particularly appropriate for Shanghai cuisine.

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