Post # 1
Hi…so I am going to be using a dry red wine for cooking. The recipe only calls for 1/2 cup. I HATE drinking wine…I know, I know…but I’m a beer girl. What should I do with the leftover wine? If I want to use it again can I store it in the fridge with a cork on it? How long would it be good for? Thanks!
Post # 3
What about making sangria with it?
Red wine won’t really last that long before turning into vinegar. Also, it shouldn’t be stored in the fridge.
Post # 4
if you buy one that’s made for cooking, it usually has a screw on lid so it can be stored. i would never drink it, but it works for cooking.
Post # 5
If I were you I would look at the grocery and probably just buy cooking sherry. You can get a much smaller bottle and it will last much longer so you can continue to use it for cooking.
Post # 6
you can freeze it.
you can freeze it in the amount you’ll regularly need very easily, either in an ice cube tray or zip bag.
also, from now on, consider buying splits or smaller bottles from the store – it might be a little more money per ounce, but less waste if that’s your thing.
Post # 6
Post # 8
Or make stew next week–dry red wine goes nicely with red meats.
Post # 9
this is from my blog- it was served at our wedding and people loved it. it is mentioned in our wedding video it was that popular!
tova’s red wine vinaigrette (it’s that one- you know from the wedding)
½ cup red wine
¼ cup onion diced
¼ cup garlic diced
sauté, then add wine and reduce 75%, add the following and puree
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 teaspoon dijon
12 oz red wine vinager
3 tablespoons sugar
slowly whisk / emulsify in veg oil to desired consistency, season with salt, pepper, sugar
ETA- I didn’t mean to post the link it pasted that way! ( I know the rules) could a moderator remove it?
Post # 10
Thanks, I like all the ideas! I haven’t bought it yet, so I might look for smaller bottles. I like the idea of putting them in ice cube trays. Is cooking sherry the same thing as red wine?
Post # 11
I don’t really drink (esp red wine) but I would never cook with a wine that I wouldn’t drink/serve. So to me, no – cooking sherry is not something I would ever use. But, some people don’t have a problem with it.
(you cook with drinkable wine b/c the flavor concentrates)
Post # 12
You could send it to me!!
Post # 13
Cooking sherry, or any sherry for that matter, is NOT the same as red wine. It has a very different flavor.
I have an AMAZING beef stew recipe that calls for almost a whole bottle of red wine. Do you want me to send it to you?
Post # 14
Naturally, I would get slammed on it. But since wine isn’t your thing, I vote for freezing it and using it for stew or pot roast later.
Post # 15
by those little bottles that come in 4 packs. now you have wine for the next time you cook that is not opened.
I have never had leftover alcohol in my house 🙂 so I cant really relate. hehe