In honour of Halloween we thought we would write about the scariest thing we can imagine: wasted wine!! Leftover wine doesn’t need to be poured down the drain! There is a lot that can be done with leftover wine. In fact, here at Rosehill Wine Cellars we want to prove it to you, the following are some great things that can be done with leftover wine.
Storing leftover wine can be tricky, because wine begins to oxidize as soon as you open the bottle. However, there are preservation methods that will help preserve your wine longer. A general rule is that red wines usually stay fresher longer than white wines, and older wines will typically last longer than younger wines. Once opened a bottle of wine should be immediately resealed. This can be done with a bottle stopper, or if you don’t have a stopper available you can simply push the cork back into the bottle. Well sealed and in the fridge a white wine should last about 3 to 4 days, while a red wine can last up to a week.
Quick Tip: If you know you won’t be drinking the entire bottle buy a wine with a screw cap top. This will make resealing it a lot easier, and will make sure that your wine stays fresher for longer!
There are also a lot of other ways to use up leftover wine! One great tip is using leftover wine to make sangria or mulled wine. If you have a nice juicy red wine that you are unable to finish you can also make some very nice pasta sauce or a tasty stew. If you are used to using wine for cooking another easy tip is placing leftover wine in an ice cube tray and freezing it. This way you can pull it out whenever and use it in any recipe you choose!
Check out Rosehill Wine Cellars for all of your wine storage and wine drinking needs!