Things You Can Make With Leftover Wine

Leftover wine
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Wine can last for a few days after the bottle has been opened, and there are plenty of ways to use this leftover wine in case you can’t drink it. Fall and winter is the perfect time to cozy up with a cup of mulled wine, for example, but here are a few other ways to use leftover wine.

Wine Vinegar

Wine vinegar is a staple ingredient for preparing delicious salad dressings, sauces, stews, and many other dishes, and the best thing is that you can easily make homemade wine vinegar that’s even better than store-bought.

Poached Pears

Pears poached in red wine make for a decadent and delicious dessert that will steal the show at any party. This is the perfect dessert to make with leftover red or rose wine, and you can serve it with a scoop of mascarpone cheese or ice cream.


Flavored butter is a tasty and decadent addition to meat recipes such as steak and it makes your dishes super-rich and creamy. You can easily make delicious red wine butter at home with either red or white wine.

Wine Ice Cubes

Most people don’t know that wine can also be frozen for a while, so use ice trays to make wine ice cubes that you can later add to dishes and beverages.