Next Time You Get Chinese Takeout, Try Pairing It with These Champagnes

If you think about it, it kind of cuts the grease, right?
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December 2, 2016
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Sometimes, after a long week, there's nothing better than greasy Chinese takeout. And considering that making it to Friday is a triumph in and of itself, why not wash down your stir-fry and noodles with a celebratory glass of champagne?

"The crispness and bubbles of champagne complements the umami and spice of Chinese food in a surprisingly delightful way," says Hannah Cheng, one half of the sister duo behind cult-favorite N.Y.C. dumpling spot Mimi Cheng's. "We love the unexpectedness of the highbrow/lowbrow combination. Once you try it, it makes perfect sense."

Here, she and co-founder Marian Cheng give us three recommendations to go with your favorite dishes. Go ahead, pop some bottles.

LA CARAVELLE CHAMPAGNE CUVÉE NINA

"La Caravelle Champagne Cuvée Nina is a well-balanced champagne that is bright and supple. It tastes dry with a hint of fruit, which makes it an ideal companion for food that has spice to it."

Available at Vintry Fine Wines, $36

CHARTOGNE-TAILLET SAINTE-ANNE BRUT

Pair it with Shredded Pork in Garlic Sauce.

"This bottle stands up well to garlicky dishes because of the powerful roasted plum flavor."

Available at K&L Wine Merchants, $40

SAVART L'OUVERTURE PREMIER CRU BRUT

Pair it with Chicken and Broccoli.

"A pinot with notes of apricot. It's dry but not too dry, so it goes well with stir-fried dishes."

Available at Morrell & Company, $47

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