Go with a good wine, a wine that you would drink.
When cooking with wine try not to use anything labeled cooking wine. It most likely contains salt and other ingredients you don’t want. Go with a good wine, a wine that you would drink. So save those unfinished bottles of wine for cooking. Remember what you have left from wine after cooking is its flavor, and the better the wine, the better the flavor in the food you are cooking.
Should you cook with white or red? There is no set rule, but usually white wine goes well with lighter preparations, such as fish or chicken. Red wine is great for braising red meats and game. It is also good in making a reduction for grilled or seared meat, such as steaks, chops, and filet mignon.