Here are the best wines to pair with a variety of Asian dishes, from Chinese classics to Thai curries to Japanese noodle bowls
Recipe: Japanese Beef Bowl
Pair with: Meritage. With its multiple Bordeaux grapes, a Meritage has the advantage of what amounts to a whole spice rack of seasonings: black pepper, spicy licorice, dried herbs and fruit. That complex character loves the sweet-savory combo that is Japanese beef. Recommended bottle: Brothers Greene 2009 Red Meritage (Sonoma County).