“Celebrating Chinese New Year in my family is just as big as Christmas. Eating, socialising, eating and more eating is what we do. Round tables of friends and family night after night, there are so many plates that sometimes the poor Lazy Susan finds it hard to turn. Whilst most of the elders will sip on tea and the boys will chug cans of beer, I prefer to drink wine. Flavours of ginger, garlic, soy and lacquered barbecue are made for wine matchings. Regardless if you’re having a take away at home or a banquet feast, drink great wine. Happy Chinese New Year!” Sandia Chang


Check out Sandia’s January’s Red Online column in preparations to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.