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Disguise the taste of musty vino?

Hi people

I found a load of forgotten wineboxes lurking at the back of a cupboard.  They've been there for about 8 months (unopened). The wine isn't 'off' (it hasn't turned to vinegar), but it tastes kindof musty (compared with a new box of the same stuff).

Any creative thoughts to disguise its taste and turn it into a quaffable summer drink, rather than tipping it down the drain?

I tried freezing some; and also mixing it with orange juice, which helps a bit, but other suggestions (probably alternative mixers) welcome :)

We mostly do stir-fry cooking, so it would take forever to get through it in stews etc.

It's a blend of grapes. White, light, zesty.



  • gwynlas
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    Try perking it up with sliced citrus fruit and lemonade to make a light punch.
  • Penguin_
    Penguin_ Posts: 1,250 Forumite
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    Could you do a summer sangria with them by adding some ginger beer, fresh fruit & a bit of soda water?
  • -taff
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    Get rid of it or try turning it into vinegar. You won't lose that musty taste.
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  • mehefin
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    Like Taff says - bin it. 
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    Life is too short to drink bad wine. 😛
  • Floss
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    Try it chilled with soda - but if it still tastes odd then bin it.
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  • Effician
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    Run it through a still, don't ask how i know this works :) , the dunder can be used in cooking if you're that way inclined.
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