1. Crisp White Wine (Such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc & Unoaked Chardonnay) This is your go-to category. If possible, choose a wine that has a moderate alcohol content (ideally between 10 and 13 percent) and generous acidity.
Herein, what is a good dry white wine for cooking risotto?
1. Dry Crisp White Wines For Cooking. I have already explained that dry crisp white wines are the best choice if you're using it to cook but which dry crisp white wines are best? The first choice of white wine I would buy for cooking are Pinot Grigio, unoaked Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
What wines are good for cooking?
With whites your best bet is something that's dry and crisp, like sauvignon blanc, an unoaked chardonnay, or even sparkling wine. You'll also want something dry, and perhaps light- to medium-bodied when it comes to red wine. Cabernet, merlot, pinot noir, and zinfandel are all good choices.
Is it better to use cooking wine or regular wine?
Just so you know, the major difference between wines sold as cooking wines vs. regular drinking wines is quality. If anything, cooking with a regular drinking wine will give you a better tasting dish because the quality is much higher. There are 6 main styles of cooking wine.