Riesling stars: the grapes taste like they were born to complement Japanese foods. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
Everyone knows the classic pairings, now check out some of the marvellous new cross-cultural matches
Marsc’s graceful, floral, off-dry white makes a perfect match for delicately scented Vietnamese rice rolls.
The great traditional wine styles of Germany’s Mosel Valley... go so well with sushi, it’s almost as if they were born to do the job.
The liquorice, pepper and herby flavours found in a fragrant, spicy syrah... fits Thai beef salads like a glove...