Are you new to the wine world? If you are, there’s so much to learn about it! From different types of wine, to cooking with wine, to pairing wine perfectly, there’s a whole world of wine to be discovered. It would be overwhelming to try to learn everything at once, so we suggest breaking it down as you go. This post covers the basic principles of white wine for aspiring wine connoisseurs. 

What is White Wine?

White wine is a type of wine made from the fermentation of grapes with white or green skins. It can range in color from pale yellow to golden amber. This wine is typically lighter and crisper than red wine, with a wide variety of flavors ranging from fruity and floral to nutty and buttery.

Types of White Wine

There are several types of white wine, but we’ll stick with the most popular.

  • Chardonnay 
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Moscato
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling

Cooking with White Wine

White wine can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a wide range of foods. It often complements lighter dishes such as seafood, poultry, salads, and creamy sauces. However, there are also full-bodied white wines that can pair well with richer dishes. These are the best white wines for cooking.

Classic Snack Pairings

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to wine pairings, but there are some classics you can’t go wrong with.

  • Chips and salsa with Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Popcorn with Chardonnay
  • Hot wings with Riesling 
  • Pretzel bites with Pinot Grigio

The best way to get familiar with white wine is to sample several varieties and try out different pairings. Visit the tasting room at Robinette’s to sample some of our wines. And while you’re at it, be sure to try some of our house made fruit wines and ciders!