White wine recipes

White wine

An alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of freshly pressed white grapes. White wine is the ideal accompaniment to many shellfish, fish and poultry dishes and is a versatile cooking ingredient.

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Buyer's guide

Any good-quality white wine can be used for cooking. Don’t discount off-dry styles, which add a lovely complexity to savoury dishes.


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Use white wine to marinate pale meats such as pork or poultry, or in slow-simmered casseroles and stews. White wine has a particular affinity with mushrooms, mustard, cream and herbs such as tarragon, chervil, dill and parsley. It can also be used to de-glaze the pan after cooking meat to make a quick sauce.

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