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    We had friends over for dinner last night and we have about 1/2 a bottle of wine left. DH and I are teetotallers ( I drink wine only occasionally). I want to use it up before it turns bad. I know I can use it for cooking meat but I have lots of letovers that need to be eaten before I make anything. So, all ye groks, what can I do with it? Can I cook eggs with wine?


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    You could mail it to me. I'll drink it.


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    You could make vinegar - get a bottle of raw unpasteruized cider vinegar and add a little bit of the culture to the wine bottle. Put a piece of cloth over the bottle neck and set the bottle in a dark place. Check it every so often and when it's a strong as you like, bottle it and let it rest for a while.


    I've also heard of people freezing it in ice cube trays and saving it for cooking later.


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    Geoff, both those are brilliant ideas. Thanks so much! I have Bragg's apple cider vinegar at home, would that work?


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    Is it a red?


    I like to use leftover wine in a rich soup of bacon, vegetables (including winter squash), and beef broth.

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    Thanks. Glad you liked the ideas.


    The Bragg's should work - it's what I've used. Just get ready for some vinegar flies.


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    Barbey, it's white. There was a little bit of red left too but I just dumped it. I think I'll freeze the small amounts in future for later use as suggested by Geoff.


    Geoff, you said cover with cloth. So you don't use the cork?


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    No, you shouldn't cork it. The vinegar culture requires oxygen.


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    A note on freezing - I tried it with red wine but it didn't freeze properly, went more like a slush-puppy. I presume it was due to a combination of the alcohol content and a useless freezer.

    Was still fine to store and use, just made a bit of a mess when I tried to "pop" a cube out of the tray...!


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    I sincerely wish that I ever had leftover wine ;-)


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