What to do with leftover red wine?

(39 Posts)
BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 15:59:35

I've got about half a bottle of Rioja left, what can I do with it apart from the obvious? I have a cupboard full of spices and stuff, a pack of diced lamb or chicken in the freezer but no idea what to do!
At ideas?

I have never heard of this 'leftover wine' of which you speak. Do Ocado stock it?

BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 16:01:04

Oops posted too soon! Meant to ask how long it can be sat out before it tastes funny, or can it be frozen?

Freeze it to use in a casserole later on?

BIWI Tue 25-Jun-13 16:02:04

Nope. Sorry, don't understand. Could you explain?

Geordieminx Tue 25-Jun-13 16:05:11

Left over wine???

People like you make me sick!


BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 16:05:14

I know, it's not something we have ever had in this house either, it took me quite by surprise! I've just got over a stinking hangover from the weekend and can't face anymore alcohol for a good while yet, but needed it for a recipe today. Dilemma!

EccentricElastic Tue 25-Jun-13 16:06:42

Drink it!!!! grin

nohalfmeasures Tue 25-Jun-13 16:07:27

Freeze it for gravy

sydlexic Tue 25-Jun-13 16:08:56

Are you sure you are on the right forum?

Some kind of lamb tagine?
Works in spag Bol/shepherds pie
Poached pears?

Leftover wine? Never realised there was such a thing....

But if there is, maybe make chicken chasseur. Chicken with garlic, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, red wine and herbs.

Mmmnotsure Tue 25-Jun-13 16:13:31

If you do freeze it, freeze it as ice cubes and then it's easy to use a few for gravy etc.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 25-Jun-13 16:14:18

Sorry, never heard of it.

BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 16:23:31

I think I want to use the lamb, does anyone know any good recipes for it?

BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 16:24:16

Oh and I promise I will never utter the words "leftover wine" again, I forgot how offensive it is grin

elQuintoConyo Tue 25-Jun-13 16:26:27


A... hahahahaha!

Op, you kill me!

On a serious note, ... nope, sorry: hahahahaha!

shallweshop Tue 25-Jun-13 16:33:27

Ooh, hang on, I think I remember this phenomenon happening in our house a long time ago and, yes, I recall I made red wine ice cubes. Not sure what came over me really!

shallweshop Tue 25-Jun-13 16:38:06

This sounds nice:


msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 16:39:51

I freeze it. Ice cubes sounds good but I use a tub and when I'm making lasagne, I use the hot spoon and scoop out what I want.



The lamb, spices, and wine sound like they will come together beautifully for a tasty supper OP.
Wish I was half as inspired for ours !

Bowlersarm Tue 25-Jun-13 16:55:35

This happened to me once.

I froze it in small portions (ice cube tray I think) and then used the cubes here and there is spag Bol, casseroles etc. Came in quite handy actually.

Fragglewump Tue 25-Jun-13 16:55:59

As this as rare as a unicorn I would photograph it and then put it somewhere safe for an emergency.

OldBeanbagz Tue 25-Jun-13 16:57:10

Left over wine confused - not in this house!

I think Delia recommends freezing in ice cube trays so that you can add later to dishes.

msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 16:58:44

Lol this is why mn has a reputation for alkie mums! Tee totallers and people who don't drink much do exist!

Twitterqueen Tue 25-Jun-13 17:01:20

Freeze in ice-cube trays? really? how does an ice-cube of [incredulous] left-over [sympathy - were you ill?] wine make a difference to anything?!

A good coq au vin takes a bottle on its own...

Personally I recommend a little lie-down to consider what you've just posted - with a WHOLE bottle of the red stuff.

msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 17:07:33

Oh yeah, have a whole bottle of wine to yourself, how cool and healthy...

Twitterqueen Tue 25-Jun-13 17:14:55

Chill msrisotto.....
It's what we call a light-hearted thread.

msrisotto Tue 25-Jun-13 17:33:32

Yeah I know but it's a little overwhelming on this thread and there is a bit of a culture on mn about wine generally.

Is there any point to ice cubes? How many ice cubes to a glug? Maybe freeze in a tub.

Actually, now I'm thinking, can u make wine ice lollies?

BrokenBanana Tue 25-Jun-13 17:49:02

grin ABF

We do like red wine gravy with our Sunday dinner so will put some aside for that, I had no idea you could freeze it. Does it still taste the same when defrosted?

Thanks shallweshop, think I might try that tomorrow.

BIWI Tue 25-Jun-13 17:58:21

There's also a culture of having a laugh and a joke, msrisotto.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 25-Jun-13 18:44:22

I always thought alcohol didn't freeze, so if you put wine in the freezer the alcohol floats on the top?

ImaHexGirl Tue 25-Jun-13 18:48:06

Have a look at the Smitten Kitchen blog - there is a lovely looking recipe for a red wine chocolate cake - what better combo can you get grin

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 25-Jun-13 18:55:42

OP is obviously a troll, this cannot be real. If I could be rrrsed I'd report. grinwink

CaptainSweatPants Tue 25-Jun-13 18:58:55

Give it to Dh, dp, your dad, your fil, the postman, your neighbour....

Notmadeofrib Tue 25-Jun-13 19:27:48

Freeze it in cubes and you can add them to your squash during the summer holidays. It'll make it real pretty

that or mix with chicken, olives, anchovies, tinned tomatoes and chuck in the oven for an hour and a half.

cubes are the way to go though grin

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