This week I’d like to take a quick moment and thank everyone for the continued love & support of Vineal Vixen. The gracious emails, playful banter, reposts and retweets for “Got Leftover Wine?” has left me breathless. I’ve been overwhelmed by the stimulating feedback, and seeing as many of you were eager for more (the feeling is mutual), here are five more salacious leftover wine solutions. I like when a bottle can last (sometimes it’s even better in the morning), so why not move from the dinner table to the kitchen counter? It’s time we get our hands dirty, and further arouse the senses for another round of leftover wine.
Solution 6: Vinaigrette
Embrace your inner chef! Here’s a tantalizing recipe for a red wine (Pinot Noir) vinaigrette courtesy of sommelier Stacy Slinkard.
1.5 Cups red wine
¼ Cup olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
½ tsp basil
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
Click here to see detailed instructions.
Solution 7: Risotto
Solution 8: Red Wine Chocolate Sauce
There’s nothing like a bit of red wine and chocolate to set the mood. The girls of A Beautiful Mess have performed again with their sultry red wine and chocolate sauce recipe found here! #FoodForeplay.
½ Cup red wine
1 Cup dark (or milk) chocolate chips
¼ Cup light corn syrup
In a pot simmer wine over low/medium heat. Cook for about 8 minutes (it will reduce some). Turn the heat down, and add chocolate and corn syrup. Whisk vigorously as things begin to melt. Remove from heat, and continue whisking until every thing is well incorporated.
Solution 9: Jello Shots
1 Small Raspberry Jello Package
1 Small Berry Blue Jello Package
16 oz. of boiling water
4 oz. of red wine
Plastic shot glasses
Boil water. After the water has started to boil, remove from stove, and pour into a large bowl. Empty Jello packets into the bowl, and stir until completely dissolved. Stir in the red wine, and pour into shot glasses. Place in fridge for several hours to set.
Solution 10: Facials
A few weeks back I mentioned in “Wine, Chocolate & Dating” the benefits of resveratrol, an antioxidant in red wine, that acts as a ‘turn on!’ for many consumers. Surprisingly enough, this red juice also serves as an anti-aging remedy (I’m beginning to think wine truly is heaven on earth). Thanks to a recipe found on D’Jeunesse you can be on your way to healthier looking skin by whisking together only three ingredients: plain yogurt, honey and red wine!
If you’re looking for a more in-depth tutorial check out this video made by Wine Sisterhood Wines featuring “OMG I so need a glass of wine or I’m gonna to sell my kids,” Christine Trice.