The Year Of The Fire Rooster - Happy Chinese New Year!

The Year Of The Fire Rooster - Happy Chinese New Year!

Whitmore & White
It's time to say goodbye to the Monkey and say hello to the Rooster. Not just any Rooster, this Chinese New Year celebrates the Fire Rooster. This actually reminds me of a good old fashioned chicken roast with lashings of gravy and vegetables spilling over the side of the plate - scrummy! Alas, this will have to wait as we'll be indulging in a Chinese meal this weekend. If you're like me you don't need to look at any restaurant or take-away menu, I know my favourites and I stick to them. Bold Personality Roosters are dynamic, amusing, popular and like to be the centre of attention. They love a party or any social gathering for that matter; any excuse to exhibit their charm. Famous Fire Roosters include Danny Baker, Dawn French, Donny Osmond and Martin Luther King III - you have to agree they are all big and bold. Decisions, Decisions So, you've chosen your favourite Chinese meal, but what to drink with it? To help you host the perfect evening we'll share with you our favourite wines to quaff with Asian cuisine. If these wines had to be a Chinese New Year animal zodiac, we're sure they'd be Roosters; they enjoy the spotlight, attract attention and great fun when they take centre stage. Kung Fu Girl, Riesling, Washington State With notes of white peach, apricot, kumquat, nectarine and lime leaves this is a truly gulpable wine. True to her name, she quite literally packs a zesty punch. Vinas Del Vero, Gewurtzrammer, Spain This wine has an intense floral nose of rose, honeysuckle and lychee. If you're going for a spicy dish, this is the one for you. Tapiz Torrontes, Argentina Packed with notes of peaches, melons, lime, jasmine, rose and orange blossom it's a summer holiday in a glass. Go on try something new. Enjoy! From everyone at Whitmore & White Heswall, Frodsham and West Kirby we hope you have a most happy and prosperous new year. Mandi x