Don't Cry Over Spoiled Wine! Ways To Use It Around The Kitchen

October 16, 2017

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While leaving a half bottle of wine opened long enough to go bad is considered a crime in some households, many times a bottle is left opened too long.  That once full-bodied red and fruity white wine how tastes sour, thanks to oxygen in the air.  As wine comes in contact with air, bacteria convert the wine's sugar to acetic acid which is the same acid that makes vinegar sour. But spoiled wine can still be of use around your house.  For instance, spoiled wine is a great meat tenderizer. Mixing a half a quarter cup of soured wine with half a cup olive oil, three cloves of minced garlic, two tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, two teaspoons of prepared horseradish and one teaspoon of maple syrup can give your tough meat the tenderness of a filet mignon!  Use that tangy wine as a salad dressing, mixing 30% of it with 60% oil and 10% other flavors (just remember there is still alcohol in that wine!).


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