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white wine

White wine is a wine that is fermented without skin contact. The colour can be straw-yellow, yellow-green, or yellow-gold. It is produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the non-coloured pulp of grapes, which may have a skin of any colour. White wine has existed for at least 4000 years.
The wide variety of white wines comes from the large number of varieties, methods of winemaking, and ratios of residual sugar. White wine is mainly from "white" grapes, which are green or yellow in colour, such as the Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, and Riesling. Some white wine is also made from grapes with coloured skin, provided that the obtained wort is not stained. Pinot noir, for example, is commonly used to produce champagne.
Among the many types of white wine, dry white wine is the most common. More or less aromatic and tangy, it is derived from the complete fermentation of the wort. Sweet wines, on the other hand, are produced by interrupting the fermentation before all the grape sugars are converted into alcohol; this is called Mutage or fortification. The methods of enriching wort with sugar are multiple: on-ripening on the vine, passerillage (straining), or the use of noble rot. Sparkling wines, which are mostly white, are wines where the carbon dioxide from the fermentation is kept dissolved in the wine and becomes gas when the bottle is opened.
White wines are often used as an apéritif before a meal, with dessert, or as a refreshing drink between meals. White wines are often considered more refreshing, and lighter in both style and taste than the majority of their red wine counterparts. In addition, due to their acidity, aroma, and ability to soften meat and deglaze cooking juices, white wines are often used in cooking.

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  1. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Salmon with white wine, capers and dill

    Ingredients: 4 salmon steaks, about 150/160 gms each About 1 cup of Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine 75 gms unsalted butter 2 tbsps capers A few sprigs dill S & P Method: Season the salmon with salt and pepper Heat the butter in a frying pan big enough to take the 4 steaks comfortably...
  2. J

    Recipe Lemon-tarragon cream sauce

    This is a versatile sauce that goes especially well with fish, chicken, and eggs. It was quite simple to prepare and only took me about 20 minutes from start to finish. Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 1/2 shallot, slivered The juice of 1/2 lemon, plus zest 1/4 cup white wine (I used sauvignon blanc)...
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Did you know that milk protein is used in fining in wine?

    I knew that there were alcoholic drinks I had to avoid. Eggnog, Bailey's and milk Stout are the ones that spring to mind immediately but today I found another to add to my list, for someone with a severe allergy to milk and that's the common "cheap white wine" for cooking with. Grr. it does...
  4. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Chicken Liver Pate

    If you decide to make this, ask your houseguests if they have ever had duck liver pate. If they say no, tell them, “then you are in for a treat!” You aren’t technically lying, because you didn’t say “this is duck liver pate”. And, you've just brightened their day because they get to tell their...
  5. P

    How to filter tartrate crystals from frozen wine?

    Since I live alone but I like to have a nice glass of wine once in awhile I'm always faced with the problem of what to do with what I don't drink. My usual solution is to freeze it in a separate container so I can either use it for cooking later, or even drink it in the future. Wine...
  6. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Salmon with white wine and caper butter

    I´ve found a wonderful supplier that sells me whole sides of salmon, cleaned, no bones, just the skin. I cut the salmon into portions and freeze it, just perfect for a Sunday lunch. I´m adventurous with my sauces, but the wife likes something really simple, so here´s the recipe for today´s...
  7. J

    Recipe Poached Eggs and Seafood Crêpes with White Wine Tarragon Cream Sauce

    These light, delicious homemade crêpes are perfect for savory toppings or fillings. Recipe - White Wine Crêpes for Savory Filling After preparing the crêpes, they can be covered with foil and placed on a baking sheet in the oven on a very low temperature to stay warm until you are ready for the...
  8. medtran49

    Recipe Orecchiette in a soubise sauce with bacon

    It's not a traditional soubise since it uses bacon grease instead of butter, but it came out really good. Serves 2 generously 4 slices thick cut bacon 1/2 pound scallions, spring onions or leeks 1/2 pound fennel bulb plus fronds for garnish 1/2 cup white wine 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup heavy...
  9. TastyReuben

    Recipe Tartiflette

    TARTIFLETTE Serves 6 Ingredients 2-1/2 lb potatoes, peeled 1/2 lb slab bacon, cut in small dice 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 3/4 cup dry white wine salt and pepper 1 lb Reblochon-style cheese, sliced Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the potatoes in a pot, cover with water, and...
  10. flyinglentris

    Recipe Spice Islands Seafood Plate

    Spice Islands Seafood Plate: NOTE: The Spice Islands coulis will impart a warm flavor to the meats while the mash will add a sweet and spicy flavor. Ingredients: 1) Scallops - 2 2) Prawns - 3 3) Black mussels - 3 to 5 4) Salmon fillet - 2" wide cut 5) Sushinori - 2 sheets 6) Spice Islands...
  11. TastyReuben

    Recipe Wine Sausages

    WINE SAUSAGES Serves 4 Ingredients 3TB unsalted butter 8 thin or 4 fat pork sausages 2 onions, chopped 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 TB AP/plain flour 1-1/2 cups/375ml white wine Handful of chopped fresh parsley Directions Melt the butter in a large skillet. Prick the sausages with a fork to...
  12. PabloLerntKochen

    Recipe White wine and red wine jelly

    Ingredients: 100ml red wine, 100ml white wine, 40g pomme grenade seeds, 3 sheets white gelatin, 3 sheets red gelatin, slice of orange, sugar to taste. Serves for 2, preparation time 5 minutes, cooking time 10 minutes, setting time 2 hours for each layer. 1. Soak the white gelatin in cold...
  13. TastyReuben

    Recipe Fromage Fort (Strong Cheese)

    FROMAGE FORT (STRONG CHEESE) Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 8oz cheese pieces 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup dry white wine Black pepper Salt (if needed) Directions Place the cheese, garlic, wine, and a good grind of black pepper into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 30 seconds or so, until...
  14. Hemulen

    Recipe Mussels in Fennel Cream

    Mussels in Fennel Cream Serves 2 | Preparation and cooking time 45 min – 1 hour Ingredients 20-30 g (3 tablespoons) salted butter 1 large fennel bulb (~200 -250 g) 1-2 yellow onions (~200 – 250 g) 6-8 teaspoons sliced/crushed garlic 1 teaspoon cumin/jeera 1 teaspoon white peppercorns...
  15. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Pork Sausage in Milk and Wine Sauce

    Salsicce al latte. It’s easy as drinking a glass of wine or milk, here we have both, thus it’s super easy. It is a recipe that comes from the Veneto region, North of Italy, the sausage usually used is Luganega, a pork sausage rolled in a spiral-shape or long. The wine used is usually red wine as...
  16. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Miso Soup: Mushrooms, Tofu, Bok Choy, Wine, Thai Basil, & Other Herbs

    This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free. The Thai basil in this recipe was home-grown. This idea just sounded relaxing, and the only things I bought when the idea occurred to me were the mushrooms (regular white button ones). Seeing the mushrooms, and knowing what was in my home...
  17. Morning Glory

    Recipe Flageolet Verts in Garlic & Wine Sauce

    Delicate flageolet verts are perfect in this creamy wine, butter and garlic sauce. I used only a small amount of spinach here but you can vary the quantity or even leave it out altogether. I used some of the water from the can of beans to thicken the sauce. If you wish you could add a splash of...
  18. Sandra

    Recipe Apulian tarallucci with fennel seeds

    Mod Edits in bold I live in Rimini in the region of Emilia Romagna but my mother is from Puglia, a region in the south of Italy, and I spend two weeks in August every year in this beautiful region. Ingredients: 500 gr refined flour (plain, white or wholemeal) 200 ml white wine 10 gr salt 1...
  19. F

    Recipe From Scratch: Dijon Mustard Artisanal

    Growing up in a hospitality business, one learns the tricks of the trade regardless whether you employ these creative endeavors or not .. Here is a family home made Dijon from scratch .. Recipe: 1 large shallot or if you prefer a médium sized onion ( I use shallot ) 2 Cups of French...
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