Consider the dish you are making and the flavors you want to enhance.
Choose a dry white wine that complements the dish, such as a Sauvignon Blanc for seafood or a Pinot Grigio for chicken.
Avoid using sweet white wines in savory dishes as they can overpower the other flavors.
Look for a wine with good acidity as it can help balance the flavors in the dish.
Consider the price of the wine, as you don't need to use an expensive bottle for cooking.
If you're unsure, ask for recommendations from a wine expert or do some research online.