If it was good to drink, it’s also good to cook with. The holidays may have left you with a few bottles of left-over Merlot, pinot grigio, Chardonnay, etc. It’s understandable; maybe, you had a few too many and left the remainder on the counter overnight. That happens. Of course, this action can leave your wines rather life-less (flat).

There is no need to toss. After all, you paid big ‘bucks’ for your spirits. You can bring back life to your wines by using them into stews, soups, casseroles, and mixed drinks. In the past, that happened to me on a few occasions. I learned my lesson. Now, I pour the left-over wine in an ice-cube tray.  When frozen, I empty the cubes in a ziplock baggie for future use.

Left-over cabernet sauvignon wine ready for freezer
Left-over Cabernet Sauvignon wine ready for freezer

I recently preserved some left-over Cabernet. I’ll be making a delicious Italian dish (chicken cacciatore) which calls for a little wine. I’ll be ‘rocking’ a few cubes of my red wine. I know for sure that my dish will be loaded with bold and amazing flavors that will transport my palate to another dimension.

Guys, the price of spirits and food items are exorbitant. It might seem small; however, every cent adds up. So, double-back on your left-over wines. Cheers!!

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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