Pairing: 2013 Hestan Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Stanley Cheng, owner of Hestan Vineyards and CEO of Meyer Corporation, loves to eat his favorite beef stir-fry with blackberry-rich Napa Valley Cabernet: The firm tannins in the wine pair well with the gingery hoisin and oyster sauces.
Cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay, off Napa's Carneros district, help give this wine a bright, crisp acidity to go with its strawberry-inflected fruit. (Vin gris is an old French term for rosé that more an more California wineries are adopting.) Minor's bottling is 100 percent Pinot Noir.
Eggs are tricky to match with wine (though noodles and pork certainly aren't), but one thing they work particularly well with is sparkling wine. And it doesn't have to be expensive Champagne—for this homey Malaysian dish, pour a bright, fresh Spanish cava.