5 Ideas for Lunar New Year

Gong Hei fat Choy! and Dragon for Year of the Dragon and men carry wine crates for iDealwine

With Lunar New Year only days away, we thought we’d take a look at some wines made using biodynamic and environmentally friendly methods for the week-long festival. In the lead up to the new year, it’s easy to get caught up in the cooking and cleaning but forget them for a moment (done!) and indulge in the magic of fine wine. In this article, we have listed our favourite wines for Lunar New Year.

We hope that you will all be able to gather with your loved ones and enjoy the celebrations together. Rather than try to find pairings for each dish, we are choosing to focus on the richness and celebration that accompany the new year feasts. And to mark this joyful time of year, we have put together a vast selection of wines that could adorn your festive tables.

1. Champagne

Nothing says celebration like a bottle of Champagne, but even more so for Lunar New Year! A crowd-pleaser like no other and the perfect centre piece for your table, a bottle from Elise DechannesDeutzBedel Et Fils, or Fleury would go down a treat. If you would like to gift a bottle of bubbles to a (really) special someone, this Fleur De Miraval Exclusivement Rosé 2 comes with a lovely pink gift box.

2. Dragon Year Bordeaux

As the no 1 online wine auctioneer worldwide, it should come as no surprise that iDealwine’s mature Bordeaux offering is second to none. A selection of Year of the Dragon vintages has just been added to the website, which includes two bottles of Château Pontet Canet 2012, Château Cantenac Brown 2012, Clos Fourtet 2012, Château Tertre Roteboeuf 1988 and Blason de L’evangile 2012.

Also on our website, you’ll find the iDealwine Bordeaux wooden case (Château Canon 2001, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion 2014, Le Petit Cheval 2014) and all the classics such as PetrusChâteau MargauxChâteau Cheval Blanc.

3. Burgundy Delights

Mark the occasion with a Burgundy Chardonnay with Bernard Millot from Meursault, or Pierre-Yves Colin Morey. For Pinot Noir lovers, you can’t go wrong with Bourgogne Domaine Didon 2022 and Domaine de L’Aube À L’Aube which are rising stars. As always, big names like Emmanuel Rouget Echezeaux 2019, Domaine Lamarche La Grande Rue 2019, Clos des Lambrays 2019 can be found on iDealwine!

4. The Rhône Valley

The Rhône Valley offers wines in so many different styles that it’d be wrong to overlook it. From the peppery Syrah to the honey and rich whites, there’s so much to choose from. Enjoy the new range of selection we have for the Rhône, Miocène Florence Et Olivier 2017, Marie Et Pierre Bénetière, François Villard, Domaine La Barroche and Chapoutier. It will bring you a brand-new sensation of drinking experience.

5. The Loire Valley and Languedoc

Both the Loire Valley and the Languedoc regions can be overlooked by people when looking for French wine who can opt for the more famous names, but these regions produce wonderful treasures. The Loire creates golden sparkling Vouvray, while Languedoc produces sunny reds that bring together red fruits and hints of spices and local shrubland plants. If you are interested in adding some surprises for Lunar new year, we suggest you to choose Domaine du Bouchot, Vincent Gaudry and Alphonse Mellot from Loire Valley; Domaine Les Aurelles from Languedoc.

Hong Kong native but Burgundian at heart, iDealwine’s Asia Sales Manager Alva Ho has opted for a 2018 Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes from Domaine Ponsot. For the Bordeaux lovers in her life, Alva has selected Carmes Haut-Brion 2014Château Figeac’s Premier Grand Cru Classé A from the 2009 vintage and Château Haut-Bailly Cru Classé De Graves 2011.

If you’re looking to add some extra golden sparkles to the celebrations, Alva suggests choosing the Brut Nicolas François Billecart 2007 cuvée from Billecart-Salmon, Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame Ponsardin 2008 or Comtes De Champagne 2012 from Taittinger. This Hermitage La Chapelle 2011 from Domaine Paul Jaboulet Ainé would make a lovely gift and it evens comes in a beautiful wooden case.

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