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I am having a dinner party for 6 people and am making 1 chinese appy and then a 5 course Chinese dinner. My question is ( since I don't drink wine) does one serve wine at a Chinese dinner. Other dinner parties I have I always do , but I am not sure on a Chinese dinner. I don't know what the alcohol drink is for this meal.I am also serving a dessert called apricot slices . Should I forgo the wine and serve a liquer with the dessert ? Any help would be appreciated
You could offer Plum Wine which is very nice.
Thank you. I am going into town tomorrow and will look into both the sake and the plum wine
Hey Sheri, I found this for you.
I will tell you what I think...Sake is Japanese so that may not be appropriate. Generally, the plum wine at chinese restaurants is SO sweet it makes my eyes cross! lol I would say that is definitely a dessert wine.
If you want a wine for some courses, I would go with some white~Just my opinion. Possibly a cup of some good tea and then plum wine?
I also agree that sake is a very acquired taste and that plum would be too sweet.
I looked up plum wine on google and they said the same, that it is very sweet and should be served over ice and possibly as a dessert wine. I think I will go with a white wine as the people that are attending all drink white wine and therefore I won't disappoint with a wine that none of them will enjoy.
You didn't mention what you are serving, but if something like crab rangoon, a Chardonnay would be nice. Pork and one of my favorites that I can never spell is Gewürztraminer If spicy like Szechuan, you could punch it up with a bolder wine.
I still think a tea is appropriate~but I don't drink tea so no suggestions there!
Do you have a winery near you that you can taste before you buy? Wine tasting is fun!
I would serve one of the wines selected (above) for the wine drinkers if present dependant on what I was serving.
I would also include Chinese Tea as Linda suggested. One can buy it in a number of locations but I live less than a half mile from a Chinese Restaurant and they sell a nice Chinese tea. I purchase a box there occasionally.
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