Tips for Using Leftover Holiday Wine

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(<a href=”http://www.familyfeatures.com”>Family Features</a>) Whether it’s a semi-full bottle of crisp white or a half-empty bottle of leftover red, there are creative ways to make the most of unused wine after all the holiday parties come to an end.

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The World Wine Guys and Deutsch Family Wine &amp; Spirits offer these ideas to help you put your leftover wine to good use this holiday season:

<strong>Make Red Wine Vinegar</strong>

Impress your guests by adding homemade red wine vinegar to your next dish. Add one part raw vinegar to two parts leftover red wine then store your mixture in a dark, cool place. Monitor periodically and keep testing until you get the desired vinegar smell, strain and refrigerate. Use as desired on salads and in homemade sauces and marinades.

<strong>Create Wine Ice Cubes</strong>

If you can’t use your leftover white wine right away, pour the remaining liquid into ice trays and freeze. Next time you’re enjoying a glass, add some of the cubes to your wine to keep it cold. This trick can also work with a rosé or sparkling wine like Josh Cellars California Rosé or Enza Prosecco. Using the frozen wine cubes instead of ice can prevent what you pour from becoming too watered down.

<strong>Wine-Based Recipes</strong>

Both red and white wines can be used in a variety of different dishes from appetizers to desserts. Keep in mind that open bottles should be used within 2-3 days, so look to use your leftovers sooner rather than later. Try adding wine to a seasonal side dish like these White Wine Glazed Carrots. It can also be used as a savory addition to main courses such as this classic Red Wine Tomato Sauce.

For more information on wines for the holidays, visit <a href=”http://www.winefix.com/” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>WineFix.com</a>.

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<h2>White Wine Glazed Carrots</h2>

Recipe courtesy of Deutsch Family and the World Wine Guys, authors of “<a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Red-Wine-Comprehensive-Essential-Varietals/dp/1454918233″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>Red Wine</a> “

<ul><li>6          medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces</li><li>1          tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil</li><li>1 1/2    cups water</li><li>1          tablespoon honey</li><li>2          tablespoons Barone Fini Pinot Grigio</li><li>salt, to taste</li><li>pepper, to taste</li></ul><ol><li>In large skillet, combine carrots and olive oil; add water. Cook over medium-high heat until carrots are tender. Add honey and white wine; cook and stir 2 minutes until carrots are glazed.</li><li>Add salt and pepper, to taste.</li></ol><h2>Red Wine Tomato Sauce</h2>

Recipe courtesy of Deutsch Family and the World Wine Guys, authors of “<a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Red-Wine-Comprehensive-Essential-Varietals/dp/1454918233″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>Red Wine</a>”

<ul><li>1          teaspoon olive oil</li><li>1          medium onion, finely chopped</li><li>3          cloves garlic, minced</li><li>1          can whole, peeled tomatoes</li><li>1/8       cup Villa Pozzi Nero D’Avola</li><li>1/4       cup balsamic vinegar</li><li>1/4       teaspoon crushed red pepper</li><li>1/2       teaspoon dried sea salt</li><li>1/2       teaspoon oregano</li><li>1/2       teaspoon thyme</li><li>1/2       teaspoon basil</li></ul><ol><li>In medium-size pot, heat olive oil. Add onion and saute 4 minutes then add minced garlic and saute 1 minute. </li><li>Add tomatoes, wine, vinegar, red pepper, sea salt, oregano, thyme and basil; reduce heat and simmer about 40 minutes.</li></ol>

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