Here is a tip for those of you that like to cook with white wine. When a recipe calls for a cup of dry white wine, avoid inexpensive Chardonnay. Because inexpensive Chardonnay typically has a heavy hand of fake oak flavors that will make your food taste like… fake oak flavors. If you’re looking to be in the price range of $6 for your recipe wine, opt for an inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.These wines are typically not going after the oak flavors of an American or Australian Chardonnay. And the rule of thumb is … don’t put anything in the pan that you would’t put in your wine glass. This is especially important when the recipe has very few ingredients and the wine flavor is really meant to stand out like with Sauteed Mussels in a White Wine and Garlic Broth.