What Is a Dry White Wine?

A dry white wine is one that has been fermented to the point where most of its sugar is turned to alcohol. White wine can be fermented with its skin if it's from a pale-skinned grape, such as Pinot Blanc, or without its skin if it's from a dark-skinned grape.

Examples of dry white wines are Chablis, Pouilly-Fume, white Bordeaux and white Burgundy, Vouvray, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Semillon, Retsina and Reisling.

Dry white wines are best paired with many foods, such as broiled fish or poultry, roasted chicken or roasted veal. All white wines go well with many types of cheese.