In vino veritas — In wine lies the truth, and we are here to believe it! Have you ever been in the situation that you pop open a bottle of wine, and it turns out to be stale with a hint of vinegary smell? Well, while your first reaction would be to pour it out, we recommend you do not go down that route. Instead of pouring it out, try these 5 hacks of making the most of the spoiled or even leftover wine.
Help out your heart
Studies show that the antioxidants found in red wine make it healthy for our hearts. Even a moderate intake of red wine can increase good cholesterol levels, protecting against artery damage. Per an old European folk wisdom advocates drinking a glass of light white wine. So while wine itself can be the culprit of heartburn in some people, it can actually cure it in other people.
Disinfect those fruits and vegetables
Wine can also be used as a natural fruit and vegetable cleaner, just like baking powder. Studies suggest that components in wine kill several types of foodborne pathogens like salmonella and E. coli. Even the alcohol component in the wine dissolves impurities on the surface of the fruits and vegetables.
Marinade that Meat
When you choose not to use wine for marinating, which does not nullify the ill effects of the cancer-causing compounds present in the meat. After marinating it in wine for at least seven hours, grilling the meat reduces the carcinogenic compounds dramatically. At the same time, your meal with the grilled meat is more juicy and flavorful.
Remove red wine stains
How about wine for wine? With white wine, you can quickly get rid of red wine stains. Start with pouring a glass of white wine over the stain. Next, make sure to quickly blot it up with a clean towel without pushing them deeper into the fabric. Now you know the perfect remedy to follow up after you awkwardly spill your wine on your guests’ throw pillows. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.
Dye out your clothes
Don’t you just love the colour of red wine? How about an experiment with your clothes and mix the two? While the results could range from shades of pastel pink to deep red, we think it is worth it! Only 10 minutes of rinsing with red wine, and your classic white red is ready for its own makeover.
In conclusion, the next time you think about wine, ‘drinking it’ should not be the only answer! But always remember to keep calm and pour on!