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How long can you keep red wine for cooking once the bottle is opened?

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FlippetyFlipFlaps Fri 09-Nov-12 20:21:06


I often like to keep a bottle of red wine handy for adding to sauces while cooking. I made a casserole about two weeks ago using a bottle, and was thinking of making a bolognese tomorrow using a bit from the same bottle.

Is is OK or could I make myself and the rest of my family ill if I use it? Generally how long does red wine keep for cooking purposes once the bottle is opened?

Thanks for your help in advance!

VivaLeBeaver Fri 09-Nov-12 20:22:08

I keep it for months.

Meglet Fri 09-Nov-12 20:23:20

I freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays.

<<self controlled>>

Mominatrix Fri 09-Nov-12 20:25:47

IME, a bottle of red wine will go off (turn more acidic) in about half a week unless stopped with a vacuvin or similar. You won't get ill by using it, but it will be akin to pouring vinegar into your sauce, which might not be that appealing. If you wanted to keep small quantities of wine to use for cooking and don't have a bottle of wine in quick rotation, just freeze small quantities of wine to use later.

Ponders Fri 09-Nov-12 20:42:12

if it's a screw-top bottle & kept in the fridge, it should last quite a while without turning to vinegar?

(hope so as I have one there just now!)

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 10-Nov-12 19:51:03

Left over wine? Am I missing something?

AmazingBouncingFerret Sat 10-Nov-12 19:54:14

erm? Wine storage? WTF?

Duhrink it!

mmmmmchocolate Sat 10-Nov-12 20:29:35

I freeze it too, in little food bags. You can just add to sauces when you need to then. it also made a nice alco slushy one summer evening once grin

Ponders Sat 10-Nov-12 21:22:18

in my case the left-over wine was the cheapest thing in the shop, bought specially for cooking

I shouldn't dream of drinking it. I have drinking wine for that grin

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