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What to do with leftover red wine?

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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?

EleanorHandbasket Tue 25-Jun-13 16:00:36

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?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 25-Jun-13 16:01:27

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?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 25-Jun-13 16:10:12

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

NormanTheForeman Tue 25-Jun-13 16:11:40

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.

AmazingBouncingFerret Tue 25-Jun-13 16:45:06



JugglingFromHereToThere Tue 25-Jun-13 16:52:41

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.

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