8 Clever Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Wine
Don’t let that unfinished bottle go to waste! Read on for eight ingenious uses for leftover wine.
Make artisanal vinegar
Pour a red variety into a jar of non-pasteurized vinegar and leave it alone, stirring weekly. Within a couple of weeks, you’ll have artisanal vinegar.
Flavour-boost soups and stews
White and sparkling work best in creamy or clear and brothy soups (think chowder and simple vegetable), while red wine goes well with tomato or beef-based varieties (think chili). Add a few generous splashes per portion.
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Poach pears, apples, peaches, or plums in red wine and sugar. Let simmer in the liquid for ten minutes.
Use it as a fly trap
Fruit flies? An open bottle with even the smallest bit of wine left can serve as a flytrap. Flies will gravitate toward the bottle instead of your fruit bowl and will be unable to escape.
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Whip up fluffy eggs
Add any sparkling white wine like champagne, prosecco, or cava to omelets for an amazingly fluffy dish. While you’re beating the eggs, pour in approximately one tablespoon of bubbly for every two eggs.
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Freeze in ice cube trays (eight cubes = one cup) to add flavour to sauces and stews.
Make a delicious sauce
To make classic steamed mussels, combine leftover white wine (a little less than half a cup per pound of mussels) with butter and garlic.
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