I'm a bit of a wine fan, so it's rare there's an unfinished bottle of wine in my fridge for more than a day, but I have stumbled on some really bad wines that I just don't want to drink any more of it. You could freeze and cook with it, but here's a way to finish off a bottle of bad wine if you're confronted with one: make wine jam.We know, we know: "Leftover wine?! That's impossible!" It's a rare thing, but when you do open a bottle that you just can't bring yourself to finish for one reason or another, this is a great way to avoid wasting it. A little heat to reduce it, a little sugar to sweeten it, and a little pectin to get it to set, and you've got yourself a tasty treat that can be spread on crackers with cheese, enjoyed with an actually good bottle of wine. You could also just serve it up as a really luxurious treat that will taste more expensive than it actually is.
We've talked about a lot of things you can do with an unfinished bottle of wine. I, for one, find that even a bottle I don't care to drink is great for cooking, but wine jam, much like coffee jelly, looks fun to make and worth a try. What about you? Hold your nose and finish the bottle, or try not to buy bad wine in the first place? Willing to give this a shot, or have you done something like this in the past? Let us know in the comments below.
How to Make Wine Jelly [America's Test Kitchen]