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The 11 Best White Wines for Cooking

The 11 Best White Wines for Cooking

Cooking with wine is a bit of a minefield. While you may be tempted to grab whatever bottle is lurking in the back of your fridge, the bottle you choose does matter to a degree. We produced this handy guide with the support of professionals to help you prepare delectable white wine-based meals.

What is the best white wine to cook with?

To choose the best white wine for cooking, you need to consider a few factors.


1. High acidity and fruity flavors work well for cooking

Choose a low-alcohol wine with some acidity and a hint of fruit on the scent unless you're creating a sweet meal. If you're making a sweet dish, a Riesling is a good choice.

2. Low alcohol means more flavors

Wine replaces the acid in most recipes while adding subtle, nuanced flavors. You don't want to add a booze bomb to the mix because everything will taste like it. The idea in most white wine recipes is to boil off the alcohol so the taste may come through." White wines with a lighter body have lower alcohol by volume (ABV). Look for bottles with a 10% to 12% alcohol content, such as pinot grigio.


3. If you won’t drink it, don’t cook with it

We suggest purchasing cooking wines from a wine department at a grocery shop or liquor store rather than from the general food aisle since most 'cooking wine' has a lot of salt added to it. But, that doesn't mean you have to spend $100 on a good inexpensive cooking wine for your meals, either.

What is a good dry white wine for cooking?

We have some really suggestions for every kind of white wine to cook your meals with. Choose the ones that suit your taste the most.

Chardonnay

ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY

This is a quintessential California Chardonnay, with crisp citrus, green apple, a hint of tropical fruit, and a touch of richness in the glass. This wine has good balance, a little minerality, and a lingering finish because it was grown beside the Russian River and fermented in 70 percent stainless steel and 30 percent French oak barrels. This is a lovely Chardonnay with a wonderful price tag.

BAREFOOT CHARDONNAY

This one has a dense flavor and a silky smooth finish. With notes of crisp, green apples and luscious peaches, Barefoot Chardonnay entices with every bottle. Our medium-bodied Chardonnay, with undertones of honey and vanilla, goes well with fresh fruit, pasta, chicken, and fish.

BOGLE VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY

Bogle Chardonnay is the essence of a hand-crafted wine: our winemakers have created a Chardonnay that is 50 percent barrel fermented and matured for 9 months in new American oak barrels, with a passion for both the art and science of winemaking. The California Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing have certified this wine as sustainable, and it proudly displays the mark on the label.


Pinot Grigio

BAREFOOT PINOT GRIGIO AMERICAN

The taste of this wine is defined by tart green apple flavors with a white peach undertone. When you take a sip of this white wine, floral blooms and citrus flavors dance on your tongue. The Pinot Grigio from Barefoot is light-bodied with a sparkling finish.

YELLOW TAIL PINOT GRIGIO

The grapes for Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio are sourced from the best vineyards in South-Eastern Australia. Pinot Grigio is an Italian grape varietal that thrives in the warm environment of Australia. The grapes are picked late at night and carried to the winery to be crushed and clarified.

PASQUA PINOT GRIGIO

The Pinot Grigio from Pasqua is a delightful, juicy wine with traces of peach and apricot as well as floral aromas. It's light, airy, and well-balanced. The must is cleaned slightly by static settling. The fermentation process begins with the inoculation of selected yeasts at a temperature of 16-18° C. The product is then refined before being stored in stainless steel tanks.


Sauvignon Blanc


PIERRE CHAINIER 1749 - SAUVIGNON BLANC

The color of the wine is a vivid yellow with green reflections. Citrus flavors are dry, zesty, and lemony on the tongue. The taste is perfectly balanced, with crisp and refreshing acidity. It goes well with appetizers. It goes well with grilled or smoked meats and fish, as well as shellfish and cheese. It's a softer Sauvignon Blanc than standard NZ Sauvignon Blanc.

 

EDNA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC

Bright aromas of honeydew melon and grapefruit greet you as you open Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. On the tongue, ripe citrus notes mingle with fresh melon notes, lime zest, and a hint of jalapeño. With lively acidity, the wine is well-balanced. This wine is crisp and invigorating, with enough minerality and a lingering aftertaste.

 

WEED CELLARS: SAUVIGNON BLANC

On the palate, there are flavors of honeydew melon, grapefruit, and citrus, followed by passion fruit and lime zest. This Sauvignon Blanc is a superbly balanced manifestation of the varietal. Fish, fresh herbal foods, vegetable dishes, light cheeses, pesto, briny dishes, pesto, and oil-based sauces are all good pairings. It's also good with vinaigrettes.


Riesling

 

BAREFOOT RIESLING

Enjoy the notes of ripe nectarine and juicy pear in this sweet, light-bodied wine. Barefoot Riesling pairs beautifully with mild cheese, fresh fruit, and spicy meals thanks to its crisp, vivid acidity that accentuates its pleasant taste.

 

TURNING LEAF RIESLING

Because it is a reserve wine that is hand-crafted with care and patient, Turning Leaf wines are appropriate for any wine-drinking occasion. The wine has a natural, warm, accessible, discerning, and quietly confident personality.

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