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White Wines

 
Don’t think that if you’ve tasted Chardonnay wine that you’ve experienced everything a white has to offer. White wines vary as much in taste color and intensity as red wines and can provide a world of delicious opportunities especially when paired with just the right foods.
White wines are actually not white, but yellow in color. The actual colors can vary from a very pale straw to a ripe golden color almost orange. Often the intensity of the color will indicate the fullness, richness or body of the wine. Most people will serve white wine chilled, believing that it enhances the flavor. However a perfect temperature for a white wine is 11 degrees centigrade which is below room temperature but not so cold that the delicate flavors are “dumbed down”.  If you have refrigerated your white wine and you’re planning to serve it, remove it from the fridge about a half hour before opening to bring the temperature up slightly. That way you’ll really enhance your enjoyment of this lovely beverage.

White wine is often served as an aperitif, with a lunch or brunch, between meals or with specific fare such as egg, poultry or fish dishes. It can be an excellent accompaniment to certain cheeses.  
Here is a list of some delicious wine varietals; they’re best country of origins, and their recommended food pairings.   

Light White Wine
 

Medium Bodied White Wine
 

Full Bodied White Wine