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Good uses for bad wine

Postby Catawampus » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:03 pm

So, somebody gave me a bottle of wine a little while ago. Arbor Mist cherry red moscato. Now, I've never really been a fan of wine, but this manages to stand out even from the usual level of blech. Try to imagine a bottle of children's cough syrup that somebody decided to try to ferment.

Normally when I end up with wine somehow, I'll use it in cooking. The problem is how to use about a litre of something as. . .uniquely flavourful as this. Adding it to a pot roast or stir-fry probably won't result in something that anybody would want on their plate. I was thinking about perhaps some sort of cake, similar to a Black Forest cherry cake (only without the chocolate, because I'm also not all that fond of chocolate). Any other ideas?
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby DinkyInky » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:53 pm

That flavour suggests it's turned, so the only thing to do is give it a Plucky duck special...yucky go down the hole...
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Atomic » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:46 pm

It's a shame the Sourdough bread trick doesn't work with wine.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby MerchManDan » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:10 pm

Let it age a few more months and you might get a very flavourful vinegar.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Typeminer » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:49 pm

You could maybe baste a ham with it, if you like a sweet glaze on ham.

I am a big fan of wine, but have no use for sweet wines. Except maybe a good dessert wine or porto once in a while, in small amounts. And then only if someone else is pouring.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Catawampus » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:55 pm

DinkyInky wrote:That flavour suggests it's turned. . .


The disturbing thing is that I think it hasn't. This is what it is supposed to taste like.

Typeminer wrote:You could maybe baste a ham with it, if you like a sweet glaze on ham.


That might actually work. . .maybe with a little pineapple juice. Or a lot of pineapple juice.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Dave » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:04 pm

You could distill out the alcohol,
make an alcohol-fueled flamethrower,
put the remainder back into the bottle,
and kill it with fire!
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby shadowinthelight » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:38 am

Cooking wines are supposed to be ok, but I agree with the sentiment of if you wouldn't drink it why would you want it in your food?
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby TazManiac » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:41 am

Dave wrote:You could distill out the alcohol,
make an alcohol-fueled flamethrower,
put the remainder back into the bottle,
and kill it with fire!


Wulp, I was going to post what Dave did, at least the first line...
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby DinkyInky » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:35 am

TazManiac wrote:
Dave wrote:You could distill out the alcohol,
make an alcohol-fueled flamethrower,
put the remainder back into the bottle,
and kill it with fire!


Wulp, I was going to post what Dave did, at least the first line...

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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Catawampus » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:39 pm

Dave wrote:You could distill out the alcohol,
make an alcohol-fueled flamethrower,
put the remainder back into the bottle,
and kill it with fire!


Actually, that's pretty close to what I did. Some of the kids I'm looking after are interested in science, so I showed them how distillation works and then made some alcohol-powered rocket cars.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby TazManiac » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:20 pm

Once again, yer Avatar is apropos...
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Typeminer » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:15 pm

Catawampus wrote:Some of the kids I'm looking after are interested in science, so I showed them how distillation works and then made some alcohol-powered rocket cars.


Always good to show kids real-life applications for science. 8-)

Sometime in the late '60s, some of my friends ordered plans for a pulse-jet go-kart engine from Popular Mechanics, or one of those mags. It burned acetylene and I forget what else, and was supposed to drive a kart over 90 mph at an absolutely deafening decibel level. Sadly, the machining required was way beyond anything they could manage.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Catawampus » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:45 am

Typeminer wrote:Sometime in the late '60s, some of my friends ordered plans for a pulse-jet go-kart engine from Popular Mechanics, or one of those mags. It burned acetylene and I forget what else, and was supposed to drive a kart over 90 mph at an absolutely deafening decibel level. Sadly, the machining required was way beyond anything they could manage.


When I was a young'un, I had some notions about trying to build a hang-glider. At one point, I also briefly considered the idea of dismantling some RPG-7 rockets and attaching the motors to the theoretical hang-glider.

I never actually got around to trying to build it, though, which is probably the reason why I'm still able to think back on such things.

I did manage to build a compressed-air powered go-kart in later years for a science and engineering competition, and it actually sorta kind of worked. Slowly and inefficiently, but it worked.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Julie » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:43 am

shadowinthelight wrote:Cooking wines are supposed to be ok, but I agree with the sentiment of if you wouldn't drink it why would you want it in your food?

Actually, most cooking/chefy types will specifically tell you not to cook with it if you wouldn't drink it...so this sentiment is right on target. *nodsnods*
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Sgt. Howard » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:57 pm

About the only suggestion I can come up with is probably not realistic for most- but an old party trick (pre-AIDS) in preparation for a 'Crisco party' was a wine enema- for those who enjoy anal- gets you clean and drunk at the same time.
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby TazManiac » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:22 pm

Once again, Both a Potpourri and a Cornucopia of Information...
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby GlytchMeister » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:59 pm

Sgt. Howard wrote:About the only suggestion I can come up with is probably not realistic for most- but an old party trick (pre-AIDS) in preparation for a 'Crisco party' was a wine enema- for those who enjoy anal- gets you clean and drunk at the same time.


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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby Typeminer » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:05 pm

The learning never ends. :shock:
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Postby DinkyInky » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:37 am

GlytchMeister wrote:
Sgt. Howard wrote:NSFVF


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