I hope this is okay section; it seemed the closest. I am new to cooking and many, many recipes say to add 'white wine' or 'red wine' but they never say which kind. Most of the recipes are for main course. There are sweet and dry wines in both colors I think. I will also need to research what labels and names are 'sweet' and 'red' or whatever because I cannot tell just by reading the hundreds of label names or trying to see inside the bottle. I am afraid to cook with wine until I have some clue what bottles to reach for. Recipes usually call for a cup or so ... and I guess I will have to drink the rest or make something else that uses it! BTW, I am not going to abuse your time by asking questions without doing my homework but I have researched this question and all I find are links to discussions about drinking wine with the meal. If there are any 'cooking' guidelines about it, I would sure appreciate it.