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Feb 13, 2008 07:34 PM

Using leftover wine for cooking

I have a decent pinot that's been in the fridge for 10 days - not something I'd drink. But can I use it in a recipe for a shallot sauce - warmed on the stove? Thanks.

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  1. Absolutely! I do it all the time.

    1. I use all my left over wines to make sauces for my dinners. Heck I have even been known to empty almost an entire bottle or merlot into marinara sauce!

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      1. re: MeffaBabe

        I do that too, MeffaBaba. Especialy if the merlot is from TJ's. However, most of the time I swirl about 2 or 3 inches into the can of tomatoes to make sure I get all the good stuff out. It adds a nice rich flavor to a red sauce of any variety.

      2. 2 half bottles of leftover red wine equals "what to braise on Sunday" time. Jfood has a difficult time opening a full bottle of red for braising but it's "free" when it's leftover. Chicken, short ribs, veggies leftover wine = what a great way to spend a wintery sunday with the family.

        1. I freeze my leftover wine in 1 cup amounts... just for that reason.

          1. only one question: "who has leftover wine?" };-D