Should You Really Only Cook With Wine You'd Drink? The Truth About Cooking With Wine | Serious Eats
- What I've found is that while certain characteristics of a wine will have an impact on the final dish, in most instances those differences are relatively subtle.
In many cases, it makes little to no difference at all.
- So, the first big rule of choosing a wine when cooking is to consider the sweetness: Use a sweet wine only if you want sweetness in the final dish, otherwise use a dry wine.
- this test showed that while a wine may be past its prime as far as drinking is concerned, there are some circumstances when you can get away with cooking with it.
- In most instances, it's just not worth paying a premium on wine for cooking: the nuances get cooked out of it and covered up by other ingredients, making quality differences much less important.