White wine is a type of wine which is made from the green grape. White wine is not actually white but can come in a variety of shades from strong yellows to very pale hues which are almost see through. White wine is produced all over the world and some popular varieties include Chardonnay, Chablis and Pinot Grigio.
White wine grapes can be grown at lower temperatures than red and so countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany are able to produce white wine while red wine is the domain of nations with a hotter climate. White wine is always served chilled, though some should be colder than others, and it is normally served with salads, fish and other light foods. White wine is also excellent with fatty meats, such as pork, as it cuts through the fat wonderfully.
Statistically speaking Australia is the largest consumers of white wine in the world, followed by the Czech Republic. New Zealand and Luxembourg. White wine is most commonly drunk in its dry variety but there are also many sweet variations of white wine which are often served as dessert wines – Muscat being the most famous.