See also red wine.
Both white and red wines add flavor and flair to a wide range of recipes. White wines, which bear a stronger acidic note, should be paired with like-colored dishes. Light cream-based sauces and poultry or fish will often call for a quality white wine infusion.
Good white wines will be those that you would also serve at the table. They are preferable to cooking wines.
Cooking wine, on the other hand, uses salt as a preservative, which gives it an extended shelf life. The convenience of storing and purchasing may sometimes outweigh the loss in flavor or effect of other additives.
As you would shop for any wine, pick one to complement the food you are cooking. Dry, fruity, and woodsy wines will each have a different influence.
Avoid sweet wines when making main-dish sauces. Acid in the wine will become stronger and the sweet taste will disappear.
Cork unused white wine and refrigerate. Bring it to room temperature before adding to foods. Consume within five days of opening.
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