Here at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, we have recently recovered from a terrible shock. The other day, we overheard some of our regulars discussing a shared problem; what to do with leftover wine.
This nearly made us choke on our cheese and onion crisps. “LEFTOVER WINE! WHAT IS THAT???” We yelled. Our regulars then calmly sat us down and explained that some people don’t finish a whole bottle in one go.
We are fortunate enough to say this has never happened to us, so we can only imagine what a serious problem this must be for people. We had to do something to help. After our pulse had returned to normal we thought long and hard, we made a few phone calls and did a couple of google searches and came up with a list of five ideas that will save you from the trauma of having to tip left over wine down the drain.
1. Ice Cubes.
Winey Ice cubes. Whether you have red, white or rose left over, whether you have half a bottle or just a drop left, this is a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Just pour the wine into an ice cube tray and pop it in the freezer! Then next time you fancy a cool glass of wine, don’t dilute the deliciousness with frozen water. Pah! drop in frozen wine instead for all the coolness without compromising on flavour.
2. Wine Lollies.
Whilst you’re in the freezer with the wine ice cubes, you might as well make a wine ice lolly as well. Chop up a bit of fruit, drop it in the mould and voila. Why stop at wine? You can freeze any left over alcohol. These ones are Pimms! You’ll look very fancy at your next barbecue handing these around…
3. Red Wine Sauce.
Imagine the scene….you want to make someone a breakfast to impress. You say in your most seductive voice possible (probably in an american accent) ‘How do ya like ya eggs honey?’ They will hopefully say ‘poached’ as that will give you the perfect excuse to rustle up the most luxurious brekkie of poached eggs with red wine sauce. Click the link for the recipe and enjoy!
Tut, not like that cheeky! Pour the last few drops into your compost bin and let it activate the bacteria inside. Happy compost means a happy garden. Result!
We can’t help but think this tip was discovered by accident when someone planned an indulgent bubble bath in which they intended to lie back and relax with a glass or red. Apparently if you add a couple of glasses to your bath water, the tartaric acid will soften and renew your skin leaving it looking smoother and fresher…we’re not convinced but we’re willing to give it a try if ever we have any left over wine knocking about.
So next time you find yourself in a panic over left over wine don’t worry. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly and put our ideas into action.