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To think that you do NOT use naice wine as cooking wine?!

(71 Posts)
MadameLeBean Thu 19-Sep-13 15:53:57

DP polished off the 1/3 of a bottle left of wine that I had treated myself to the night before by POURING it into the STEW

He says if it's not good enough to drink, it's not good enough to cook with.

I say that one does not casually use naice wine in cooking especially if it is the last bit in the house and that if you eat food that has been made with wine it does not make a difference if it is £3 plonk or naice.

Who is BU?

HeySoulSister Thu 19-Sep-13 16:57:09

well the alcohol cooks off and you are left with the wine taste....so it matters. yabu

Blu Thu 19-Sep-13 16:58:04

I would have wanted to actually drink it, had I bought it as a treat, so I am on your side, OP.

It was bought to drink, not to use in cooking, that is the point.

Tailtwister Thu 19-Sep-13 17:00:05

Don't they always say you should never use a wine you wouldn't drink? Saying that, I certainly wouldn't be pouring very nice wine into a stew. Fairly ok wine yes, but not very nice. Would be a waste.

MrsJaqenHgar Thu 19-Sep-13 17:00:21

I'm also of the opinion that if you wouldn't drink it then you shouldn't cook with it. Cheap wine is like vinegar and you wouldn't put vinegar in your stew.

Trazzletoes Thu 19-Sep-13 17:00:46

5foot5 you cook with wine for the taste, not for the alcohol content. So it makes sense then that you use wine that tastes nice, which is generally not the cheap stuff.

PatPig Thu 19-Sep-13 17:01:05

PrincessRomy: brown ox cheeks, chopped onion in a casserole dish, add entire bottle of red wine (it is vair important), beef stock cube, place in oven at 150C until it's nice and soft and unctuous. Sweeten to taste with redcurrant jelly or honey before serving.

PrincessRomy Thu 19-Sep-13 17:06:29

Mmm, sounds nice and easy and something I could use my beloved Le Creuset pot for. Winner!

PatPig Thu 19-Sep-13 17:16:07

I usually put an entire garlic in it too. We eat lots of garlic.

No vampires here.

spindlyspindler Thu 19-Sep-13 17:27:40

My OH only ever adds the wine that we drink with when cooking which would be lovely if he had the patience to cook it off properly before serving. I am more of a user up of odds and ends of wine in stews, myself.

Owllady Thu 19-Sep-13 17:34:51

well i don't think you are being unreasonable at all
I would have chopped his bollocks off to be quite frank

CMP69 Thu 19-Sep-13 17:45:39

I buy a box of decent white and red wine and keep them for cooking
The "good" wine is for drinking grin

ZingWantsCake Thu 19-Sep-13 17:47:43

I always use up corked wine or whatever DH deems not nice enough to drink in my stew or bolognese sauce. (I don't drink)
no-one has ever complained.

filee777 Thu 19-Sep-13 17:49:18

I cook with nice wine

I don't know what make naice is, I've never used it. How good are we talking?

DaleyBump Thu 19-Sep-13 17:53:24

No, YANBU! You have to drink the nice wine while using the shit wine for cooking grin

MadameLeBean Thu 19-Sep-13 18:27:26

Lol Owllady I felt like that I was spitting with rage at the time

ShakeAndVac Thu 19-Sep-13 18:41:51

You are. For having left over wine in the first place. grin

CSIJanner Thu 19-Sep-13 18:47:16

YABU - however as it was your treat for yourself, he should have checked and left enough for a small glass.

Will he go out and buy you another one?

Jacksterbear Thu 19-Sep-13 18:47:32

I once (about 10 years ago) accidently put a £40 bottle of wine (presented to DH as a work leaving gift) into a beef casserole, and have never lived it down! blush

In my defence it was the nicest beef casserole I've ever tasted! grin

thebody Thu 19-Sep-13 18:51:22

I cool with wine but never add to the recipie. grin

Use wine good enough to drink that you like - Aldi has a few new bottles added sub £5 but taste more like £10ers. Port is good too, get it cheaper around Xmas time, makes fab gravy and of couse Nigellas fave, the Marsala.

PlasticCups Thu 19-Sep-13 18:59:03

Would you use cheap meat? You need decent wine to cook with, just buy two bottles next time and hide one.

Men cooking is a turn on better than wine can give you

IcedTeaOneSugar Thu 19-Sep-13 19:03:35

I freeze wine, in single glass portions specifically for spag bol etc. we don't really drink alcohol in the week so it saves having an open bottle hanging around.

I know some of you will be horrified but Nigella does it so it must be OK.

AdoraBell Thu 19-Sep-13 19:04:07

YABU I always use wine that I want to drink as once it's cooked and the alcohol has burned off all that's left of the wine is the taste. 'Cooking' wine makes food taste like rough wine. Drinkable wine = drinkable wine taste. It doesn't have to be expensive, just nice tasting.

Your DH was also BU though, because he didn't ask if you were finished with the wine, which is outrageous behavior IMO.wink

MisselthwaiteManor Thu 19-Sep-13 19:10:18

I made a chicken chasseur with fizzy wine once. Nobody noticed, or at least were too polite to say.

bsc Thu 19-Sep-13 19:10:26

ive found it never freezes properly- perhaps the alcohol content is too high nowadays?
YABU- why would you waste a good wine? Putting it in food isn't wasting it!

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