It might sound funny or even ridiculous, but wines do have a lot of uses besides being a drink or beverage. I’m not saying that you need to buy white wine especially to accomplish other tasks. I am implying that if you have some left-over wine, you can still use them for some productive purposes other than forcing yourself or someone to drink it and bear its acidic taste. Here are some alternative uses of wines that can surely help you in a lot of ways and purposes:
1. Skin Softener
Red wines are loaded with antioxidants that can do a lot to benefit your skin. Pour that leftover wine into your bath water and use it when you bathe to soften your skin.
2. Vegetable and Fruit Cleaner
You can use excess wine to ensure the cleanliness of fruits and vegetables. Pour the liquor on a spray bottle and apply it on the veggies or fruits to kill harmful organisms that may be present on them.
Wines, even the ones that have been left unconsumed for sometime, are potent disinfectants. Their alcohol and acid content can effectively remove stains and kill germs. Just be extra careful when using them, as the acidity of the wine can affect the appearance of some items like countertops made of granite.
3. Stain Remover
Stains caused by red wine on carpets and other items may give you some problems. But you don’t have to fret anymore after reading this. That stain can be easily removed by pouring it with a glass of white wine and wiping it up with a clean, dry towel.
4. Effective Marinading Agent
The use of wine to marinate meat is nothing new. But the catch here is – marinating steak even with leftover wine can reduce the occurrence of cancer-causing compounds that form during frying or grilling. On top of this, the wine can also help to improve the flavor of the meat.
If you have excess red wine that you don’t feel like drinking anymore, you don’t have to throw it away. You can leave it at that until it becomes vinegar. You can use it safely for cooking.
Grease spills can become a problem because they are difficult to remove and they leave stains. To remove grease and stains from floors or furniture, get some extra white wine and pour it on the stain. If the grease or its stain is persists, try adding some baking soda to the wine to boost its strength.
7. Ice-Wine for Future Use
You can use excess wine for future use by freezing it to preserve its natural characteristics. Pour the wine into an ice-cube tray and put in inside the freezer. You can use your ice-wine to make a dressing, marinade, or sauce.
Wine is made for drinking, but they have some alternative uses that can bail you out of specific problems.
Stephen G John