When I have a party on Friday night and have a leftover glass or two of white wine, I always use it to cook. How could I waste perfectly good alcohol? If you don't want to throw away that crisp bottle of Pinot Grigio or sweet bottle of Resiling, then this is the right article for you. This list allows you to incorporate white wine, in your dishes. The next time you are wondering what is a good white wine for cooking, try a few of these. 

1. Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is your go-to white wine for cooking due to its crispness and neutral flavor. It's extremely versatile and can be used to make a variety of Italian dishes. The next time you're craving some creamy smoked salmon pasta or pesto chicken, remember to use a splash of Pinot Grigio too.  

2. Sauvignon Blanc

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Sauvignon Blanc is another crisp white wine that's perfect for cooking seafood or sauces with heavy cream as it provides acidity to balance the richness of the dish. Try making a chicken and mushroom pasta in a garlic white wine sauce and see what you think.

3. Chardonnay 

Brie with a pairing of Chardonnay already sounds like a dream. A splash of Chardonnay should be used in heavy creamy dishes such as gravy or a cream sauce for pasta. This white wine is good for cooking as it balances the acidity of these delectable dishes while also bringing out the rich flavors. 

4. Riesling 

What makes Riesling so special is its delicate aroma of citrus fruits, apples, and flowers that are brought out even when it is used in cooking. Rieslings work well in desserts and flaky fish dishes, and it's also ideal for poaching fruit in.

5. White Bordeaux 

White Bordeaux is one of the richest and creamiest wines. It's more citrusy and floral in flavor and works well in dishes like this asparagus risotto and this boozy White Bordeaux bundt cake? The combination of the sweetness and dryness of this wine makes it perfect to use in both savory and sweet dishes.

6. Moscato

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Moscato is a sweet white wine that often has hints of peach and nectarine. From a savory pumpkin soup to a sugary melon salad, a moscato can be added to dishes galore. However, it's best used in baked goods such as rhubarb galette, lemon sponge cake, and more. 

7.  Sparkling White Wine

Sparkling white wines are delicate in flavor and are surprisingly versatile. Give one of these 11 leftover Champagne recipes a go the next time you throw a party. If you have any sparkling white wine left after cooking, why not be bougie and pair it with your meal? Or just open a new bottle, because who doesn't love some bubbly?

The next time you have leftover wine from the night before, try adding your white wine into your next meal and see how it turns out (maybe Google a recipe to be safe!).