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(Eat This Not That)   Not that Subbby ever saw "leftover wine" before, but even so this wine hack sounds overly complicated   (eatthis.com) divider line
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2021-04-10 8:29:07 AM  
Can you just put the whole box in the freezer?
 
2021-04-10 9:45:19 AM  
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2021-04-10 9:56:15 AM  
Way more informative article on freezing wine:
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2021-04-10 9:59:03 AM  
For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow
 
2021-04-10 10:02:54 AM  

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Fun Fact: Graham Kerr is still alive (he's 87).
 
2021-04-10 10:05:08 AM  
Methinks Subbby has been inbibbbing.
 
2021-04-10 10:41:29 AM  
Are all these articles just padded out with nonsense?

> There's truly no easier way to incorporate wine into sauces. Plus, Chef Nik points out, this hack is also "a great way to use wine before it goes flat". So, if you're in the mood for a glass of wine, but can't re-cork the bottle once it's opened, freezing it is a great alternative.

I believe the expression isn't "go flat" but instead 'go bad" where the flavor changes or it turns to vinegar.

Anyway let's say I'm in the mood for some sparkling wine. Sure I'll wait while the frozen wine thaws and loses it's carbonation.
 
2021-04-10 10:41:35 AM  

andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow


If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.
 
2021-04-10 10:50:50 AM  

fasahd: andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow

If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.


The difference between cooking and drinking wine.
 
2021-04-10 10:53:54 AM  
"The One Hack Everyone's Doing With Wine"

Can you really call it a hack if everyone's doing it?  And if everyone's doing it, do we need an article telling us to do it?
 
2021-04-10 11:20:43 AM  
ffs just drink it

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2021-04-10 11:51:19 AM  
Use it to braise something. Anything, really.
 
2021-04-10 12:16:15 PM  

ZMugg: fasahd: andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow

If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.

The difference between cooking and drinking wine.


Cooking wine exists to prevent a hired cook or an untrusted  family member from drinking the wine.
 
2021-04-10 12:17:51 PM  

offacue: Can you just put the whole box in the freezer?


I... huh, wow.

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2021-04-10 12:20:30 PM  

ZMugg: fasahd: andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow

If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.

The difference between cooking and drinking wine.


I guess it is more correct to ask "Is it drinkable? Rather than "Would you drink it?" I've had some veal Marsalas come out nice. I wouldn't make a habit of drinking Marsala but it is cheap and drinkable. For one thing I don't care for ingredients to decide for me how much salt to add. There are a lot of articles. I think this guy sums it up best:
"Never cook with a wine that you wouldn't drink." It's a mantra that I learned in my very first cooking class. But after years of braising, stewing and marinating with wine, I don't think it's quite right. I suspect the rule arose because in America's culinary dark ages, which I also call BJC (Before Julia Child), people used the salty, terrible-tasting supermarket favorited! known as "cooking wine." Nothing short of an abomination, cooking wine most likely ruined many a coq au vin. But now that accomplished home cooks know enough to steer clear of the supermarket stuff, I think it's time to reevaluate the rule."
 
2021-04-10 12:56:25 PM  

fasahd: ZMugg: fasahd: andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow

If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.

The difference between cooking and drinking wine.

I guess it is more correct to ask "Is it drinkable? Rather than "Would you drink it?" I've had some veal Marsalas come out nice. I wouldn't make a habit of drinking Marsala but it is cheap and drinkable. For one thing I don't care for ingredients to decide for me how much salt to add. There are a lot of articles. I think this guy sums it up best:
"Never cook with a wine that you wouldn't drink." It's a mantra that I learned in my very first cooking class. But after years of braising, stewing and marinating with wine, I don't think it's quite right. I suspect the rule arose because in America's culinary dark ages, which I also call BJC (Before Julia Child), people used the salty, terrible-tasting supermarket favorited! known as "cooking wine." Nothing short of an abomination, cooking wine most likely ruined many a coq au vin. But now that accomplished home cooks know enough to steer clear of the supermarket stuff, I think it's time to reevaluate the rule."


that's an interesting distinction. I do keep mirin and cooking-sherry on hand, but yeah, I like to better control the amount of salt in dishes.
 
2021-04-10 1:00:22 PM  
I dont think salt-free shaoxing wine exists in my town.  It annoys me.  I am annoyed.
 
2021-04-10 1:33:51 PM  

HairBolus: ZMugg: fasahd: andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow

If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.

The difference between cooking and drinking wine.

Cooking wine exists to prevent a hired cook or an untrusted  family member from drinking the wine.


"Cooking" wine exists for people who want to drink on the sly. Never cook with wine you wouldn't imbibe at the table. If a wine is going a bit off, deglaze a pan and make a sauce.
 
2021-04-10 2:04:48 PM  

fasahd: ZMugg: fasahd: andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow

If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.

The difference between cooking and drinking wine.

I guess it is more correct to ask "Is it drinkable? Rather than "Would you drink it?" I've had some veal Marsalas come out nice. I wouldn't make a habit of drinking Marsala but it is cheap and drinkable. For one thing I don't care for ingredients to decide for me how much salt to add. There are a lot of articles. I think this guy sums it up best:
"Never cook with a wine that you wouldn't drink." It's a mantra that I learned in my very first cooking class. But after years of braising, stewing and marinating with wine, I don't think it's quite right. I suspect the rule arose because in America's culinary dark ages, which I also call BJC (Before Julia Child), people used the salty, terrible-tasting supermarket favorited! known as "cooking wine." Nothing short of an abomination, cooking wine most likely ruined many a coq au vin. But now that accomplished home cooks know enough to steer clear of the supermarket stuff, I think it's time to reevaluate the rule."


For the record, I'd probably cook with a wine I'd gladly drink, but the wines I'd choose to drink or serve people are different, & have different flavor profiles.
 
2021-04-10 2:23:05 PM  
Sherry is that you?
 
2021-04-10 3:13:48 PM  
"All you need to do is freeze your wine in ice trays."

This sounds suspiciously like the Onion.
 
2021-04-10 7:20:57 PM  
Such an on-the-ball website

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2021-04-10 7:33:06 PM  
ok, replaying an ex-wife CSB about sherry -

some years ago, we'd gotten takeaway from a very decent fish market near UCONN - got home and it was truly awful, not even close to their usual high standards. so we left a very polite voicemail since they'd already closed for the evening.

they apologized to us the next day, repeatedly and profusely, and told us to come back for a complete refund plus an entirely new quart of lobster bisque - gratis - because it turned out some jackwagon new hire thought he was being clever to use cooking-sherry instead of the good stuff their secret recipe very clearly spelled out.
 
2021-04-10 7:41:42 PM  
Freeze and bag? *reads 25% of article* Yep.

FFS can someone sub another pizza thread please?
 
2021-04-10 8:22:23 PM  

Ragin' Asian: HairBolus: ZMugg: fasahd: andrewagill: For the record, drinkin wine & cooking wine are different wines, at least in this household & you do NOT want to put the good wine in a stew or something if you would like to keep all your appendages.

/Currently my household is just me
//So the rule is pretty easy to follow

If you wouldn't drink it then why would you cook with it?
I guess that explains the 'single' part.

The difference between cooking and drinking wine.

Cooking wine exists to prevent a hired cook or an untrusted  family member from drinking the wine.

"Cooking" wine exists for people who want to drink on the sly. Never cook with wine you wouldn't imbibe at the table. If a wine is going a bit off, deglaze a pan and make a sauce.


There's plenty that's fine for drinking but that either I don't like, or isn't high enough quality for me to drink but will add good flavor.  For instance I keep a cheap bottle of cognac for various things like mushrooms, but I'll never drink that low of a quality.  But with wines specifically, I can't stand sweet reds, but they're really good for some dishes.  There are some that have just too much bite or aren't smooth enough or whatever quality that make for a great dish and many people love, but which I wouldn't drink in the first place.  There are yet others that are good enough if you're already had a couple of glasses & are losing your taste, but which I wouldn't start with.  I consider any of those qualities "cooking wine".  Other people would drink them, but not me; so for cooking they go.
 
2021-04-10 8:46:35 PM  
They have the single serve beer can size boxes of Chardonnay. It's perfect for a scampi and enough left over for a small glass; cheap also.
 
2021-04-10 10:22:14 PM  
I stopped reading when TFA used "depth of flavor" with pinot noir. If, that's a huge if, you have a pinot noir with any depth of flavor, you should drink it and not freaking cook with it.
 
2021-04-11 1:11:33 PM  

Cyber Duck: "The One Hack Everyone's Doing With Wine"

Can you really call it a hack if everyone's doing it?  And if everyone's doing it, do we need an article telling us to do it?


If it doesn't involve a computer or axe, it's not a hack.
 
2021-04-11 6:41:39 PM  

Saturn5: Cooking wine exists to prevent a hired cook or an untrusted  family member from drinking the wine.


It's also allowed to be sold to someone under 21 and at grocery stores that don't allow alcohol sales in grocery stores.

Years ago, I was at a grocery store in Maryland, and somone came to the cashier to ask where the wine was.  She told him.  He came back, confused, and asked him where he was from.  (California).  I gave him the bad news that he had to take an extra trip for real wine.

But at least they've since changed the laws so he can now mail order it.
 
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