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7 Ways to Use the Last of the Wine

I know, extra wine? Does that happen? Yes – sometimes drinking it isn’t an option, and we can’t all be Martha enough to freeze it in surplus ice cube trays to use in stews and sauces down the road. When you have the last of a bottle sitting in your fridge door or on your countertop, it can add flavour and depth to all sorts of dishes, from stews to caramel. Here are a few delicious ways to use it up – other than to attract fruit flies.

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  • Slow-cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine and Wild Mushrooms 1 of 7
    Slow-cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine and Wild Mushrooms
    A splash of red elevates a traditional beef stew into something with far more depth and intrigue... it doesn't matter what kind, or how much - even a little will do, but generally a cup or two is ideal.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Red Wine Caramel Sauce 2 of 7
    Red Wine Caramel Sauce
    In this brilliant recipe, the last of the bottle is simmered down to concentrate it, then added to hot caramel instead of (or along with) cream to create a divine caramel sauce. The best way to ingest wine, besides by the glass!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Homemade Ricotta Tortellini 3 of 7
    Homemade Ricotta Tortellini
    A splash of white wine adds another dimension of flavour to the garlic lemon drizzle that goes with this homemade tortellini - or streamline the process and start with purchased fresh tortellini!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon 4 of 7
    Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon
    The classic French dish is made by braising beef in red wine with onions and beef stock into something that melts in your mouth. It's finished with sautéed mushrooms and pearl onions. The ultimate comfort food!
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Pot-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic, and Herbs 5 of 7
    Pot-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic, and Herbs
    Who says pot roast has to be beef? A splash of dry white wine makes this dish, which is further kicked up with lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. Tres spring!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Simple Bolognaise 6 of 7
    Simple Bolognaise
    A splash of leftover red added to the pan after sautéing your beef and onions lifts a simple bolognaise to a whole new level!
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Sautéed Chard over Polenta with Fried Eggs 7 of 7
    Sautéed Chard over Polenta with Fried Eggs
    A brilliant use of leftover white, in delicately sautéed spring chard over polenta with a fried egg. Dinner in under twenty minutes!
    Patent and the Pantry has the recipe!

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