Chicken Stir Fry and Sparkling Wine

7th April 2022

Sparkling Wine and Chicken Stir Fry

Where Did Stir Fry Originate?

When looking for the origins of the Stir Fry, you will find yourself in China where the technique originated.

When Did It Originate?

Scholars have researched and put together a fairly clear history which they believe to be true, during the Han Dynasty of 206 B.C. – 220 A.D. they believe that wok frying was first used to dry grain, not actually for cooking, that would come later during the Ming Dynasty of 1368–1644 that the wok received the modern shape which allowed it to be used by quickly cooking food in hot oil.

Stir-Frying didn’t become as widely popular right away, as the oil and fuel needed came at a price most were not willing or able to spend, which limited Stir-Frying to affluent families and restaurants.

Before most people could afford Stir-Frying, boiling and steaming remained the most popular, Stir-Frying has since travelled across the globe being enjoyed in many different countries.

Why Is It Called Stir-Fry?

It was Yuen Ren Chao in Buwei Yang Chao’s book ‘How to Cook and Eat in Chinese’ published in 1945 that first meantion this technique as ‘Stir-Fry’ in Chinese, they would refer to it as the ‘chǎo technique’.

Italian Classic Method Sparkling Wine

People associate Italy with Prosecco, but not all Sparkling Wine that comes out of Italy is Prosecco, they also create some amazing Traditional/Classic Method Sparkling Wines.

Citra was founded in 1973 and has 6,000 hectares of vineyards, the name Citra comes from a Latin adverb, name of one of the two regions in which Abruzzo was divided on the maps, going back to the 18th century before the unification of Italy when the land was all part of different kingdoms, the name Citra, identifying the location in which the 9 associated cooperations are located is meaningful to them, it relays the message of the strong link terroir and the accent winemaking knowledge of the Chieti area.

Codice Citra – Fenaroli Pecorino 36 months – Italy

Aroma 👃 “Sweet glazed sugar or icing sugar on a pastry delight, ripe green apples, green apple flesh and juice on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Green fruits, wet stones, citrus, including a lovely sweet candy lemon burst in the mid-length on the palate.”

This Italian Sparkling Wine Won a Gold Medal in the Pastries Delight Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Codice Citra – Fenaroli Rosé 36 months – Italy

Aroma 👃 “Red berries, pink floral, with pastry on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Red berry citrus, pink floral and red berries on the palate.”

This Italian Sparkling Wine Won a Silver Medal in the Gastronomic Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Pairing Notes


Fenaroli Burt & Chicken Stir-Fry Pairing Notes – “A lovely green fruit and green citrus addition, with the slightest hint of pastry, these flavours from the Sparkling Wine take presidency up until mid-palate where a mini palate-cleansing takes, allowing you to taste all over again in the same bite, all the fine savoury chicken flavours and vegetables with a background of green fruits.”

Fenaroli Rosé & Chicken Stir-Fry Pairing Notes – “The Chicken Stir-Fry has an explosion of red berries, more towards redcurrants, again in the mid-palate, the fine savoury chicken flavours with the vegetables rise again with a background of red berries, seeing it through until the end.”

Imfomation Credit: Wikipedia

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.