YES YOU CAN FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE

Monday, September 2, 2019 Food

WHILE I SET HERE HAVING A GLASS OF WINE I DECIDED TO DISCUSS WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THAT UNFINISHED BOTTLE OF WINE. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE WHERE YOU END UP WITH WINE IN A BOTTLE AND YOU JUST TOSS IT OUT. WELL YOU CAN FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE !

HOW TO FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE

Let’s say you have a party, and you have a few half empty bottles laying around. Or you opened a bottle for a glass and don’t finish the bottle, or you just need some for a recipe, and now you have all this wine you hate to waste. I know I have thrown away my share in my past, but not anymore. Freeze LEFT-OVER wine for Cooking And Drinks

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HERES HOW TO FREEZE WINE FOR COOKING & DRINKS

Some recipes call for a lot, and some call for just a few tablespoons. Wine freezes at a lower temperature than water because of its alcohol content but will freeze at the temperature of most home freezers, Freezing is a great way to keep the wine fresh, and then use it as you need whenever you have a recipe that calls for it.

  • If you are partial to dishes  which often call for a few cups of wine, then freeze in a freezer safe plastic tub or glass jar. Be sure to label on the container with the amount. That way you’ll know what you’re working with weeks or months later, when you actually cook with it.
  •  If you just want a quarter cup to add to a skillet when making a quick pan sauce, an ice cube tray is your ticket. That way you can grab as few or as many cubes as you need. To measure the amount of one ice cube, fill the ice cube tray with water first and measure how much liquid one cube holds. Make note of this then you will know next time

 

YES YOU CAN YOU FREEZE  RED AND WHITE WINE

 Wines like port, sherry, and vermouth have a longer shelf life, so don’t bother freezing those. One questioned asked is will freezing ruin the flavor? It’s true that wine that’s been frozen is not as nuanced as wine from a bottle opened that day. If it’s a $50 bottle, just call some friends over and drink it, but if it is a $10 or $7 bottle, then preserving every aspect of its personality is probably not one of your worries. Besides, an open bottle of wine oxidizes over time. The freezer will be kinder to your wine’s integrity than refrigerating that recorked bottle for days or weeks.

 

 

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Should I Thaw Or Not?

If you’re pulling a few cubes out, don’t worry about thawing them. For a cup or two, it’s a good idea to let those thaw in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a few hours.

Something else, Wine has alcohol, and the freezing point of alcohol is lower than water. It’ll take longer to freeze than water, and not be as hard. For that reason, I like to keep the wine cubes in the ice cube trays instead of popping them out and sticking them in a freezer bag, where they tend to fracture and break apart. cubes drinks

CAN I DRINK IT AFTER IT’S THAWED?

Yes, But after spending time in the freezer, it might be better suited to cooking than drinking. Freezing can alter the taste, but many people detect only slight changes.

Freeze Leftover Wine for Drinks

You can use to make sweetened or spiced drinks like sangria.  I don’t like to use forceful wines in these drinks in the first place. We have not tried it, but some folks freeze cubes to put in pitchers of sangria to get them extra cold without watering them down. We’ve also seen  slushies made from it.