Christie’s offers “perfect pairings” for mid-autumn festival

28th August, 2014 by Rupert Millar - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5

Auction house Christie’s has come up with an array of fine wine pairings to enjoy with traditional dishes this Mid-Autumn festival.

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An illustration from the novel

Based on the classic Qing Dynasty novel “Dream of the Red Chamber” and its dining scenes, Christie’s Wine Department has paired a few dishes from the Suiyuan Shidan, the private cooking book of Yuanmei and paired them with a selection of fine wines that will be featured in its upcoming auction on 6 September.

Yuanmei was a Qing Dynasty poet and scholar who wrote extensively on cooking and gastronomy. He was a contemporary of the author of the Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin, and their respective works were published at roughly the same time in 1791/92.

Christie’s auction is taking place on Saturday 6 September and features over 600 lots including the collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès, a member of the Hermès family and an advisory board member of Hermès International.

The wine collection spans many great estates from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône, Champagne and Port, many bought on release direct from the domains.

On the following pages can be found some of the suggested pairings and some highlights from the auction.

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