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Feb 4, 2013 06:58 PM

Use for bad red wine

We had a superbowl party and are now left with about 3/4 of a bottle of delicious Yellowtail Shiraz/Grenache blend. I know it's worth aprox $5, but I HATE to throw food/beverage away based just on principle. Aside from making spaghetti sauce, does anyone have any exciting ideas for the rest of this stuff? We absolutely will not/cannot drink it...

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  1. Deglaze a pan to make sauce.


    Use it as poaching liquid (for things like fruit)

    Make vinegar

    1. If it's a bit vinegary........use it as a marinade for some beef

      1. Would you drink it if you added some sugar and mulling spices and warmed it up for a couple hours?

        1. If you cannot drink it, don't cook with it. Dye some fabric with it. Make a fly trap with it.

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          1. re: wyogal

            I'm in this camp. If you can't drink it due to its bad taste, don't just go ahead and impart that taste to your dinner ingredients. God, I'd rather clean my sink with crumby wine than use it in my gravy or marinade. That's a terrible way for a fine cut of meat to die. You can use the Your Time's Worth versus The Wine's Worth to justify the act.