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    • kah22
    • By kah22 16th Sep 17, 9:32 AM
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    Can you freeze wine
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:32 AM
    Can you freeze wine 16th Sep 17 at 9:32 AM
    I'm a tea-totaler who enjoys cooking. Now and again I like to make a nice stock or sauce and will buy several small bottles of wine or use a substitute. I was wondering though if wine will freeze for as I understand once you open a bottle of wine it really only stays drinkable for about 4/5 days

    Given that you can freeze it how would you go about it? I'm thinking about half filling a small mineral bottle. I appreciate alcohol will not freeze completely.

    There are quite a few substitutes out there but occasionally there is nothing to beat the real thing

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    • horsechestnut
    • By horsechestnut 16th Sep 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:38 AM
    Yes you can freeze wine for cooking. Like you I don't drink, but very happy to use it in cooking.
    Either freeze it in ice-cube trays, then once frozen wrap well in ploy bad, or if there freeze directly in strong poly bags/plastic tubs in portion sized amounts.
    p.s. champagne freezes well and is wonderful in a chicken sauce!
    • Eliza
    • By Eliza 16th Sep 17, 9:45 AM
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    I also freeze it in ice cube trays then chuck a handful or whatever directly into the stew. Easy and works well. No need to defrost.
    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 16th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
    Yes, I've frozen wine before. I just poured it into a sandwich box and popped it in the freezer.
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 16th Sep 17, 11:12 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 11:12 AM
    I've never felt the need to do this (there's always a bottle open in this house...) but how about using old yogurt pots? That would give you about the quantity you would need for cooking.
    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 16th Sep 17, 11:13 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 11:13 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 11:13 AM
    You could always send it to me!
    Seriously, though, it will also keep in the fridge for several weeks, if stoppered. I have recently done this with some wine that I don't like (!) left by a guest 2 months ago and have used it for poaching pears.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th Sep 17, 10:15 AM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 10:15 AM
    This is not the thread for me:


    Punchline is '.....that you could have wine left over'.
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