Monday, February 13, 2012
Great Uses for Leftover Wine (if you ever have any)
I was uber excited when I saw this article on The Nest (website for married people, sister website of The Knot). I rarely have left over wine (what can I say, Toby and I always finish it), but if I ever did I would want to have these tips in mind. I figured since they were so great I would share with all of you good followers.
Use in a sauce or stew - Red wine goes well in tomato sauces, while white wine is a good fit for mushroom or cream sauces.I always use red wine in my red gravy and I love how it makes the sauce no rich. Why waste the wine? Add it to a sauce and bring it to another level.
Poach fresh fruit in a mixture of wine - Red or white works for this.Add some sugar and anything else you may like. Serve with ice cream in the cavity of the fruit and garnish with a spring of mint for a decadent dessert or with Greek yogurt!You can even grill the fruit!
Make Sangria - Sangria is my favorite part of Summer.Sangria is nice because it is super refreshing and you can add whatever you have on hand to make it amazing! Mix wine ( red or white) with fruit juice, liqueur, and fresh fruit for a refreshing cocktail to share with friends!