Top 10 facts about white wine

  1. White wine can be made from different grape varieties - from popular ones like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling to lesser-known varieties like Chenin Blanc and Verdicchio.

  2. White wine is lower in calories than red wine - an average glass of white wine (147 ml) has about 120-130 calories, while an average glass of red wine (147 ml) has about 125-140 calories.

  3. The serving temperature of white wine affects its taste - some white wines are best served cold (around 7-13°C), while others have a better taste at room temperature (around 18°C).

  4. White wine has an incredible ability to complement almost any dish - it pairs well with seafood and fish, white meat dishes, pasta with creamy sauces, light salads, and fruit desserts.

  5. White wine is produced in almost all wine-growing regions in the world - popular areas include France, Italy, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, and California.

  6. White wine is made from white or red grapes - contrary to what many people believe, white wine can actually be made from both white and red grape varieties. The juice of white grapes is separated from the skins before fermentation, while the juice of red grapes is fermented with the skins before being separated, giving it a slightly pinkish color.

  7. White wine can be aged - although most white wines are consumed within a few years of their vintage, some high-quality white wines can be aged for several years to develop a more complex flavor profile. Popular white wines for aging include Chardonnay, Riesling, and Chenin Blanc.

  8. White wine can be sweet or dry - while many people associate white wine with a sweet taste, there are actually many dry varieties available as well. The sweetness of white wine depends on the amount of residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation, which can range from bone-dry to very sweet.

  9. White wine is often used for cooking - due to its light and delicate flavor, white wine is a popular ingredient in many recipes, especially for seafood dishes and creamy sauces. It can also be used to deglaze pans and add flavor to soups and stews.

  10. White wine has health benefits - like red wine, white wine contains antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. However, it is important to consume white wine in moderation and as part of a healthy lifestyle to reap these benefits.