Rich white wines are one of my personal favorites. Chardonnay is the most commonly known wine in this category, and it is so versatile mainly because there are several types of Chardonnay, with the main two types being Unoaked and Oaked. With Unoaked Chardonnay, you will taste more crisp, citrus flavors, and with Oaked Chardonnay, you will notice creamier buttery flavors.
Foods to pair with Unoaked Chardonnay include almost all light seafood dishes, soft cheeses, and fresh salads (next time you have a craving for chicken salad, you should try an Unoaked Chardonnay with it.)
When it comes to pairing foods with Oaked Chardonnay. Think FAT. Creamy sauce? Yes. Buttery dish? Yes. Are you going to need to go for a jog after this meal? Then yes, it likely pairs well with Oaked Chardonnay. Since you typically serve richer kinds of seafood like Lobster, Crab, and Scallops with butter, they are a great match with Oaked Chardonnay. Try it with creamy soup, creamy pasta, risotto, salmon, poultry...the list goes on! Cheers and Bon Appétit!