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jeyjey2

Wine query?.

I do not know anything about wine and my recipe calls for a cup of Pinot noir or dry red wine. I have looked at the Pinot noir and it costs £9 a bottle I do not want to pay this as it the rest will not get drunk. I have a couple of bottles of red wine which one is a M&S domaine mandeville Shiraz. The other is Montepulciano d'abruzzo that's all it says. Neither say wether they are dry or not. What one would be best to use. I am making chicken and chorizo pasta bake.

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Biggles !

Don't add wine

Hi, I think I would use additional stock and leave the wine out. The chorizo is going to have bags of flavour. Hope this helps.

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Guacamole

Wine

As its an Italian sounding thing, I would go for the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

IMHO most red wines when cooked in a lovely recipe, especially with strong flavours like Chorizo, are fine, even the cheapest would do.

Also, most reds are dry in character (though dry/sweet is usually a term reserved for reds).
Hope this helps
G

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Thistledo

Wine

jeyjey, red wine keeps very well and you can freeze it. You could pour into an ice cube tray and just take what you want each time it's needed. You could also use small press & seal bags for the freezer.
The quote, "if a wine isn't good enough to drink, then it's no good to cook with" is very true.

Just take a sip of one of your bottles and try to judge if it's okay for what you want. The rest can be frozen.

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Saffy

Wine query

I would put whatever red wine I had in the house into the recipe. As long as it's not overly sweet, it shouldn't make too much of a difference to the flavour.

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jeyjey2

wine query?

Thank you all for your help I think I will just use one of the bottles I have and freeze the rest in case I like the recipe and do it again. Freezing the wine is a very god tip that I did not know about.

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Welshcookie

Wine

If you have looked in M&S, look a bit further along the shelf and you will see small bottles of wine. Every major supermarket sells them. Often on offer.

Very useful for cooking, or a drink for one. Though of course they are a bit expensive for the quantity, because most of the cost of wine is in the bottle, shipping etc, and not the actual wine.

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sam from worthing

Wine in cooking


I often have a little stash of mini bottles of wine in my cupboard, i think it was welsh cookie or dark ginger said that most supermarkets sell them - they do, tesco nearly always have them on offer, 1.99 each or 3 for 5.00. I tend to buy JP Chenet (the odd finger dent bottle) in red as we don't drink red wine, but sometimes cook with it. and a the mini bottles (a BIG glass worths) is more than ample for most recipes, any extra volume, i make up with appropriate stock, ie beef in a beef dish, chicken or vegetable in chicken dish.

 
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