Here are the best wines to pair with a variety of Asian dishes, from Chinese classics to Thai curries to Japanese noodle bowls
Brush salmon with a mix of spices and brown sugar, then finish in the oven 'til bubbling and well browned. Garnish with cilantro and lemon.
Recipe: Indian-Spiced Salmon
Pair with: Merlot. The sweet fruit and oak accents in the Merlot perk up with the touch of brown sugar in the rub on this salmon. And the coriander, cardamom, and cloves bring out a warm-spiced edge in the wine, which also throws a juicy, lively line to the crunchy onions with the salmon. Recommended bottle: Teira 2010 Merlot (Sonoma County).