Uses for Leftover Wine (Besides Drinking It)

By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2009 8:46 AM CDT
Uses for Leftover Wine (Besides Drinking It)
Using leftover wine for cooking helps get the most bang for your buck.   (Creative Commons)

Save the wisecracks about not understanding the concept: Leftover wine is your friend. Joe Yonan, in the Washington Post, offers some pointers that leave deglazing and poaching in the dust:

  • "Use light red wine to cook fish." Pinot noir and salmon are especially good pals.
  • Freeze wine in a plastic bag; it won't get solid, so you can break off a piece when your latest creation needs a flavor boost.

  • "Young, fresh, fruity wines usually make better cooking ingredients than fuller-bodied ones."
  • Blogger Michele Humes' mulled wine syrup "is a truly delectable way to handle wine."
  • That old standby, "enough beef bourguignon for an army."
To get the recipe for mulled wine syrup, along with other suggestions, click the link below. (Read more wine stories.)

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