Uses for Leftover Wine (Besides Drinking It)

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2009 8:46 AM CDT
Using leftover wine for cooking helps get the most bang for your buck.   (Creative Commons)
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(Newser) – 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.