White wine is recognised by its colour, ranging from yellow-green and yellow-gold to straw-yellow. Made from the fermentation of non-coloured grape pulps, the grapes mainly used are “white” like the Chardonnay, Riesling and the Sauvignon varieties, which are green or yellow in colour. White wines are usually served chilled, often as an aperitif before a meal, or with desserts. They can also be taken in between meals, as they are lighter than red wines.
The most common white wine is the dry white wine, which contains little to no sugar, as it can go with all meals as an aperitif. Dry white wine augments the food’s saltiness, while tempering fatty foods. Given their acidity and their ability to tenderise meat and deglaze cooking juice, white wines are also used in cooking. Available in Singapore iShopChangi’s tax and duty-free online shopping, browse through an extensive range of white wines by prestigious brands.