A dry white is any white wine that isn't sweet. A dry white is any white wine that isn't sweet. Crisp dry white wines, such as Pinot Grigio, add a fruity, mineral character that is perfect for cooking seafood. In general, some whites wines are almost always made in a dry style: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Spanish Albariños and Austrian Grüner. The 5 Best White Wines for Cooking · 1.