“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, “The Physiology of Taste” (1825)
According to culinary professions, wine is considered as an indispensable condiment in cooking. Formerly, wine was just used for celebration, but when the Romans took up with wine, they started spreading the practice throughout the Europe and all over world.
Truly, using wine for cooking is a natural thing. Wine brings a special flavor and a pleasant, noticeable smell in every meal. Especially, using wine white wine is a key factor in
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making a numerous delicious recipes.
Why use dry white wine for cooking
The dry white wine is often used to avoid adding more sweetness to the dish. With a light and tart acid taste, clear amber color and a stimulating acidity, the dry wine white is considered one of the best ingredients to create lots of excellent dishes. When cooking, the alcohol in wine will disappear gradually. After that, the extract of dry white wine will mix with the flavor of the dish. However, avoid adding too much dry wine in the dish because cooks will meet difficult when reducing the flavor. Or too little of dry white wine could not bring the desired flavor.
As usual, the dry white wine’s flavor will be matched some dishes like pork, soup, veal, shellfish, chicken, seafood and vegetables. Similar to red wine, the dry white wine also helps people avoid some disease such as cancer or heart diseases.
3 special kinds of the dry white wines are used for cooking
It is one of the most popular dry white wines and has its origin in Burgundy of eastern France. The main ingredient is made from green-skinned grapes. With particular flavors like sweet, dry, crisp or creamy, Chardonnay is often used for making cream sauces, chicken and gravy.
Especially, the best and impressive Chardonnay is found throughout the world like Chile, New Zealand, South
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Africa, Australia, etc.
- Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio’s origin is in Italy. It’s made from a popular grape named Vitis. With different flavor like lemon, apple, pear and mineral, Pinot Grigio nearly subdues the fastidious people.
Pinot Grigio is one of the most particular crisp dry white wines. With a fruity and mineral flavor, it’s absolutely suitable for cooking seafood. Thanks to its flavor, the fishy taste in seafood will be got rid
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of entirely. Besides, it’s also used in cooking chicken, pate and white meat.
- Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is famous as a classic light white wine with herbal, floral and fruity flavors that has its origin in Bordeaux of France. With different flavor from herbal taste to flavor of grass or tropical one, Sauvignon Blanc is often used to create awesome flavors when cooking vegetables. It is considered as the easiest white wine for cooking. Especially, if adding a little bit of butter or lemon, it will balance
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the acidity and make the dish taste more perfect.
Some tips for cooking with the dry white wine
- Just use ½ cup or ¾ cup of white for making cream sauce.
- For vegetable, just splash a few of tablespoons of wine.
- Use white wine to poach shellfish like oysters, mussels or clams.
- To increase the flavor of meat or fish, add a couple of tablespoons of wine to marinate.
Apart from using in celebrations, the dry white wine is also used for cooking. Some delicious and perfect dishes will be prepared if the cooks use a suitable amount of white wine.