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Pairing Wine With Egg Rolls

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Who doesn’t love an indulgence in fried egg rolls or spring rolls? Especially, when you get to pair it with some excellent wines. When the main course is full of punchy flavors with spices and sauteed onions and peppers, you’ll want a nice red wine to complement the boldness like Sangiovese or Pinot Noir.  White wine lovers, the good news is that light, crispy, and acidic whites are also a go-to option for egg rolls. The citrus and herbaceous notes of a Sauvignon Blanc will balance out the fattiness that comes from deep-fried egg rolls.


Wine Characteristics To Pair With Egg Rolls

Characteristic Detail
Sweetness Dry
Acidity Medium
Tannins Medium
Body Light White / Light Red / Sparkling
Tasting Notes Tropical, ripe berries, herbaceous

Egg rolls offer a complex mouthful of flavors with the dipping sauces that they come with. The wholesome taste of this delicious main course makes it an ideal candidate for many wines.

Best Red Wine To Drink With Egg Rolls

Since egg rolls are deep fried, you want to stick to those that go well with the acidity of the vinaigrette sauces they are served with and other Chinese staples they come with. Lighter reds like Pinot Noir would all be great choices given their soft to medium tannins and intense flavors. 


An easy-to-drink, light accompaniment for egg rolls would be a Sangiovese. Native to Italy, this grape variety offers tighter tannins with rich and rusty flavors of dark fruits like plum. 

Pinot Noir

One of the best choices to pair with egg rolls is Pinot Noir given its light tannins but bold notes. The dark fruit aromas and soft tannins complement the fried flavor of the rolls.


Another interesting pairing would be a dry rosé of Cabernet Franc or Syrah. Best served chilled, this rosé would bring out the spicy notes that are unique to Chinese dishes.

Best White Wine To Drink With Egg Rolls

The variety of ways in which egg rolls are served, including the meat and veggie options make it a great accompaniment for a host of white wine options. The strong flavors from the spices and oils used in Chinese food make it a great candidate to pair with a variety of classic whites.


For those who enjoy their classics, Chardonnay is a great wine to go well with egg rolls, adding oak and creaminess to complete the meal. This is also great to complement spicy flavors.

Sauvignon Blanc

The unique characteristic of a Sauvignon Blanc is its grassy flavor profile that can be tasted and smelled in the wine. That makes it one of the best wines to pair with egg rolls given the herbaceous tasting notes that it brings out in spicy Sichuan-flavored meals.

Pinot Grigio

We love the light, citrus, and lemon-tasting notes of a Pinot Grigio. When the food is packed with strong flavors, you’ll want a wine that doesn’t overpower, but enhances the experience.


For an aromatic white wine opt for a blossomy, floral, and perfumed Gewurztraminer which boasts tasting notes of lychee, rose, and fresh orange rind flavors while also being full-bodied.

Best Wine To Drink With Egg Rolls 

Egg rolls make any casual night fun or can spruce up a dinner party with veggie options like spring rolls or meat rolls. The best part is that you don’t need fancy wines to pair with this dish. Instead, you can make it casual with a couple of classic wines like Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. Our best recommendations for egg rolls would be:

  • Sangiovese
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Chenin Blanc