I love to cook with wine, but I don’t love drinking it. I’ve tried to like it. Pairing wine and with food (especially chocolate!) sounds like foodie fun. But I just can’t seem to acquire a taste for it.
That means when I buy wine to cook with, I have a lot left. I’ve been in the habit of freezing wine for several years, but I’ve never found the perfect container for freezing. Ice cube trays are too tedious. Zip top bags sometimes leak.
I’m not sure why I never thought to just pour it into a plastic container before. The wine doesn’t freeze solid. You can scoop it out with a spoon and pop the container back in the freezer. Perfect!
Do you like cooking with wine?
I use cooking wine because wine in my house doesn’t stay around long enough lol.
Freeze wine? Never any left at my house. Matter-of-fact, I have a recipe for grilling a turkey breast that calls for “a good friend and a bottle of wine”, cause it takes so long and you have to turn and baste. 😉
What I like to do since I don’t like white wine is buy the small bottles (or splits) for cooking and they tend to be the right amount for dishes. Anyway, that is my 2 cents!
Kim of Mo'Betta says
I don’t know why I’ve never thought about freezing wine! Great idea, b/c I feel so bad dumping it down the drain. (Not that I have that problem very often!)
Sunny C says
I had to tell you about something which I tried about a month ago while at Trader Joe’s. They had some Cheese that had bits of Chocolate with it, and were serving it with different wines. I thought that is odd! (Chocolate Cheese) But, it really tasted different. (I bought a couple of chunks of the Cheese and some Wines to give to hard to buy for Friends…..They liked it!!!)
If you have a Trader Joe’s close by, you might want to try the Cheese with a sip of whatever wines they are tasting.
In fact, you could have a Picnic with fresh Cheeses, Fruits, Bread, Nuts, Salty meats, and Wine! That is one way to enjoy sipping Wine!! 🙂
Sunny, that does sound interesting. We have a new Trader Joe’s in town. I’ll have to try it!