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Everything you've always wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask.

If you're in a hurry

  • A white wine from Alsace: an Alsace sylvaner.
  • A Pinot Gris, or a Muscat.
  • A wine from the Rhone Valley: Saint-joseph.
  • To be original, taste a Red Beaujolais.

To be drunk with dry and light white wine

With a pork and crisp vegetable nem, choose a light, dry white wine that quenches your thirst and counterbalances the fatness of the dish. Fruity wines are ideal to bring delicacy to the agreement, with notes of vine peach or citrus fruits, and even spicy notes for more persistence in the mouth. For more festivities, you can leave on a sparkling wine, which will be even more thirst-quenching! The bubbles will bring pep and elegance to the spring rolls.

The best appellations with pork spring rolls

Alsace white wines are perfect with pork spring rolls. An alsace sylvaner is a fruity wine which will know how to refresh your dish. Also try a Pinot gris, or a Muscat if your nem has strong salty/sweet blends. In the Rhone Valley, try a Saint-joseph that will bring spices to spring rolls. If you want to be original, try a Beaujolais Rouge. Its lightness and fruitiness will go wonderfully with your pork spring rolls.

A dish of Vietnamese origin

You probably think that spring roll comes from Chinese cuisine... In reality, it's a Vietnamese recipe ! At the very beginning, it was a plate full of vegetables and meats. It was called the Spring Plate. The nem paste arrived much later, to roll up these assortments, hence its other name: "Les rouleaux de Printemps" (Spring rolls).
The nem has developed all over Asia and has become the banner of Chinese cuisine. Made from pork and vegetables, it also comes in a variety of flavours, both sweet and savoury.
In China, spring rolls are a lucky dish as they welcome the New Year and ward off disasters... In France, whatever their symbolism, you can eat spring rolls with wine for even more delicacies!

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