We know what you’re thinking: leftover wine, what’s that? If a wine isn’t good enough to drink, it certainly isn’t good enough to put in your food. But just in case you find a few drops that didn’t make it into your glass, here are some fabulous things that your Merlot or Riesling can be used for.
Sauces and Stews
American comedian, W.C. Fields, is known to have said, “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food!” Wine is the perfect addition to sauces and stews as it adds body and flavor, and can also be used for de-glazing.
Both red and white wines can be used to make vinegar, depending which you prefer. A fair bit of patience is required as the alcohol needs about eight weeks to ferment, but once it has, you can make your very own vinaigrette from scratch.
If you’re seeking a grown-up dessert, look no further than poached pears in wine. While red wine is traditionally used (giving the fruit a gorgeous pink hue), you can choose to go lighter with a dessert wine like Moscato.
Who said sweets are just for children? If you’re an adult with a sweet tooth, you’ll adore this version. A wine of your choice or even Champagne can be used to make gummies that will be just too good to share with the kids!