Things You Should Know About Cooking With Wine
If you like wine, it’s a wonderful time of year for you. Yes, that’s right. It’s that time of year where more half-drunk bottles than usual tend to be found in the corner of the kitchen. It also couldn’t be a better time for wine-lovers who shop with us because we are absolutely thrilled to announce that Good Taste Foods now offers a fantastic range of wines by the bottle. All hand selected by none other than Bristol’s top chef Freddy Bird!
If you’re looking for more inventive ways to utilise those bottles of wine, here’s what you should know about cooking with wine.
It needs to be drinkable
First things first, it needs to be drinkable. You want a wine that hasn’t been corked, one that is clean and fresh. It shouldn’t taste like it’s lost all its fruit! You can decant your leftover wine into a smaller bottle. Ideally, you should use a wine that’s been open for 4-5 days max.
Avoid wines that are labelled as cooking wines
This may sound counterproductive, but cooking wines tend to be rather poor quality. If you’re cooking something like a slow-cooked stew, a good trick is to add a small dash of better wine at the end of a long braise!
You may need other ingredients to balance it
Recipes that feature a large amount of wine should always be used with another ingredient to balance it. You want ingredients such as stock, cream or even a paste. Reducing a wine by simmering will accentuate its dominate character too.
Whatever you decided to do, have fun with it! You can freeze leftover wine in an ice cube tray too. You can keep the cubes handy in a freezer bag to add to a dish next time.
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