Reusing Wine

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Du Vin Wine's Stacie Hunt has tasty ideas for using leftover wine. She recommends turning wine into vinegar, making ice cubes, using them as sauce starters, baking cookies and creating an appetizer.

Du Vin Wine & Spirits
540 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

Cookies al Vino
1 cup (250 ml) wine of any kind 
1 cup (250 ml) vegetable oil 
1 cup (220 g) sugar 
4 tsps baking powder 
5 cups (500 g) flour 
A pinch of salt 
More sugar for rolling the cookies

Work all the ingredients together, until you have a dough that's firm but fairly soft, like pizza dough. Roll it into cylinders that you can shape into rings, or into balls that you can flatten with the palm of your hand, or just about any shape you like.

Dredge the cookies in the granulated sugar, put them on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and bake them in a 360 F (180 Celsius) oven for 20 minutes. Cool them on a rack, and prepare to be asked for more.

Slightly Tipsy Cheese Bread
half a baguette, cut into 2" slices
½ sliced yellow onion
1/8 lbs cooked ham (or prosciutto)
¾-1 cup white leftover wine
1 tsp  freshly ground pepper
1½ cup grated cheese

Heat oven to 400°. Place sliced baguette onto a buttered oven proof skillet or pan with sides. Put onion and ham on each slice. Pour wine over slices. Add cheese and fresh pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.


Music break: Violino d'um Contradaca by Afro Beleza