General Tso's Chicken
Pairing: 2012 Nino Franco Grave di Stecca
This unusual single-vineyard Prosecco is exceptionally refined.
Shiitake-and-Scallion Lo Mein
Pairing: 2012 Frontón de Oro Tintilla
This vibrant, berry-rich red from Gran Canaria is made with the indigenous Tintilla grape and recalls juicy, light-bodied Beaujolais.
Moo Shu Shrimp
Pairing: 2014 Reichsrat von Buhl Armand Riesling Kabinett
German Rieslings typically have a zesty acidity and hint of sweetness that are terrific with the filling and hoisin sauce in this moo shu dish.
Beef Stir-Fry with Fresh and Pickled Ginger
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.
Clams with Pork and Golden Garlic
Pairing: 2015 Domaine Huet Le Haut-Lieu Sec Vouvray
Winemaker Noöl Pinguet fermented this cuvée until dry (sec), achieving a full-bodied white with succulent citrus and apple tones.
Pork-and-Pineapple Fried Rice
Pairing: 2015 Domaine Albert Mann Gewurztraminer
Mann's entry-level Gewurz is silky and lightly sweet, with floral and apricot notes.
Dan Dan Noodles
Pairing: 2016 Sean Minor Four Bears Vin Gris
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.
Stir-Fried Five-Spice Pork with Lettuce Cups
Pairing: 2014 Penner-Ash Dussin Vineyard Pinot Noir
Five different clones of Pinot Noir help give this concentrated, spice- and herb-edged cuvée its complexity.
Loh Shi Fun
Pairing: NV Anna de Codorníu Brut
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.
Chicken Hot Pot with Mushrooms and Tofu
Pairing: 2015 Four Vines Naked Chardonnay
No oak (hence, "naked") gets in the way of this wine's bright, pineappley flavors.