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Questions covering wine for both cooking and drinking, including selecting appropriate wines

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What is the opposite of cuvée?

I know that cuvée is wine produced from several types of grape. Is there a word to describe wine made from a single type?
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what is [flavor-wise] the closest nonalcoholic substitute for white wine and red wine? [duplicate]

White wine and red wine have great flavors when added to a dish. But because I'm on medication, I'm not able to use wine (my body would have odd reactions when I consume food cooked in white wine) I ...
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Does wine go bad or just taste bad?

Does wine left in the fridge more than the recommended time of up to a week (?) before it goes "off" go bad in terms of bacterial or mold overgrowth? Or is it safe to drink but just doesn't taste as ...
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How long can I store open wine for cooking?

I bought a bottle of wine larger than required for my recipe. How and how long can I keep the remainder, so I can use it in cooking again? (In other words, it needn't be drinkable.)
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Why wine _before_ butter in shrimp scampi?

According to this recipe: To make shrimp scampi you want to first cook the (marinated) shrimps in olive oil, then remove them, then lightly brown garlic slices, add white wine and let the alcohol ...
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What defines cooking wine?

What makes cooking wines and cooking sake considered only for cooking? My thoughts would be how cooking sake has more spices added to it but I'm not sure for wine.
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What wine(s) would you substitute for sweet red vermouth?

I want to make a chukar cherry sauce recipe which calls for 1/2 cup of sweet red vermouth, which gets cooked and reduced with the cherries and other ingredients. I don't have vermouth on hand, and I'...
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Achieve butter-like aroma in a vegan recipe

I am planning to cook a French bœuf bourguignon, but a vegan version. Apart from the wine and the herbs, I recall that the butter had quite an impact on the vegetarian version that I previously made. ...
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Beef Bourguignon Wine Question

I'm hoping you can help me with an issue I have. I had a co-worker whose spouse made a very large pot of Beef Bourguingnon. It was delicious. I found out she had used Ina Garten's recipe. You can find ...
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Can I use cooking sherry instead of red wine in my stew?

So I found some Sherry Cooking Wine ($6 CAD) at my supermarket and I don't want to go and shell out too much money on a real bottle of wine just for a stew, is it possible to use cooking wine like ...
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Why are the corks of some of my Muscat wines popping out?

We have bottled Muscat wine and with a few bottles (three out of 30) the cork seems to be pushing out. The storage area is 12 Celsius. The wine was bottled in mid June of this year, by a small winery. ...
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How to clean cork bottestopper?

I was given a cork bottle stopper as a gift. Should I clean it after each usage? What is the appropriate way to clean cork? Since cork is porous, I would be concerned washing it could encourage ...
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Possible Wine Substitutions for Sherry When Making French Onion Soup

I am making French onion soup, and it calls for sherry. What would be a good substitute for the sherry?
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How do you reduce wine when deglazing without burning the fond?

I have found that by the time all the alcohol has evaporated, my fond turns from beautiful brown to charcoal black. Why does it happen?
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Does red wine vinegar and red vinegar taste same?

I am going to cook salad for my lunch, I checked a for recipes. I just eat halal food and wine is not halaf, so I am going to use red vinegar (which I don't know even exist) instead of red wine ...
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Red v White wine in cooking with a stomach issue

As with many people, my husband has an issue with red wine, it gives him an acid stomach. So, he drinks white. However, not wanting to irritate the issue, but wanting to continue to cook with wine ...
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Do sulfites cook out?

Do sulfites cook out when you reduce wine? The main cooking mode I'm thinking of is a braise: coq au vin or beef Bourguignon, but would also be interested in the shorter cooking time recipes, e.g. a ...
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Can I keep mulled wine on the stove for longer

I'll be making mulled wine for the very first time. I'll be preparing it an hour in advance, more or less. Once I've completed the recipe can I keep it on the stove on low or low-mid setting for ...
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Storing sourdough starters with wine in a wine fridge?

Specifically: Can the yeast & carbon dioxide from the sourdough starter harm the wine bottles I'm aging in the refrigerator, and Roughly how often would I have to feed the starter if stored ...
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Microwaving wine to remove alcohol?

Does microwaving wine have the potential to remove the alcohol? If so, how long might be required? (I'm specifically interested in the microwaving aspect, which is why the existing questions on ...
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Allergic to grapes, apple and cherry how to use recipes with wine [duplicate]

Wine allergy is my problem... not alcohol. I am also allergic to grapes, apples and cherries. Many recipes call for wine... what can I substitute?
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How do I reconstitute vacuum sealed Tibetan Barley Wine?

Last month I stayed in a homestay in Sichuan Province that was owned and run by a Tibetan family. At dinner they served an amazing barley wine made from Tibetan barley that they called "qingke" barley....
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Can you use wine for cooking even after it's past it's drinking date?

They say you should drink your wine in the 24 hours window since you have uncorked it. But what about using the wine in flavor bases to give sauces a sweet taste? Is it ok to use white wine for sauces ...
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Can you cook off the acidity in wine?

My marinara was strangely too acidic than before even though I used canned tomatoes which are normally ripe, but then I remembered I added white wine to the flavor base (which i reduced). First I do ...
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Can I do Chow Mein without rice wine nor substituting it?

I mistakenly bought "rice wine vinegar" instead of "rice wine". Now I am missing this ingredient from the recipe but I still want to do it. I could replace with red wine but I guess it's not a good ...
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Can you substitute white wine with rose?

My recipe calls for white wine, but I only have rose. my rose is dry. Will this work? It's paired with mustard and tarragon for a steak
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How do I know when my wine is properly reduced?

I guess it can be subjective according to tastes, but some reduction is required. If I could know what I am trying to do away with in the reduction process (alcohol, raw bite or volume) then I could ...
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A recipe inspired by Brat cheese sauce/Cooking in Wine

I followed a recipe to the effect of: boil Brat sausages in 24 ounces of beer remove sausages (do not drain the beer), pan fry or grill them add 2 c. sharp cheddar, and 1 package cream cheese to the ...
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What is the difference between expensive wine and regular wine?

It's fairly known at most supermarkets and stores you can get regular, cheap wine. However, at some stores who dedicate themselves solely to liquor and spirits, they sell incredibly expensive wine, ...
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Do I need to let wine breathe if I'm cooking with it?

Some red wines benefit from being allowed to breathe for some time before being drunk. If I'm using such a wine for cooking rather than drinking, do I still need to let it breathe?
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Acid content of wine vs. vinegar?

I'm making bone broth, and the recipe says to add 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice (to 5# bones and 5 qts. water) to help draw the minerals out of the bones. I'm wondering about using verjus ...
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Can I soak dried fruit in sweet wine instead of liqueur for use in fruitcakes?

The recipes for fruitcake that I've looked at say to soak the dried fruit in brandy, rum, etc., i.e., something with a high alcohol content. I've been using liqueur which works well. I was wondering ...
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Questions about shaoxing wine

What kind of shaoxing wine should I be looking to buy? My supermarket has shaohsing rice cooking wine which has salt added. After looking online, there seem to be people saying that the added salt ...
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Residue in cork

I opened a recently purchased wine (a Grenache 2012), and the part of the cork that was in contact with the wine looked like the picture Part of the residue looked like small crystals, some whitish ...
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Replacing dry white wine with bubbly

I have an onion soup recipe that calls for dry white wine. Can I replace the dry white wine with simple white cava/lambrusco? NOTE: I'm aware that there are a number questions regarding substitution ...
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Do I chill mead?

I've just bought a bottle of mead for the first time - do I need to chill it before drinking, like a white wine, or let it breathe before drinking, like a red wine?
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How important are each of temperature, humidity, and vibration for storing wine?

I'm deciding whether to buy a wine chiller for my apartment, maybe this one. I could only realistically keep it on top of my refrigerator. The alternative would be to keep wine in my fridge (the ...
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Why are predominantly grapes an ingredient in wine?

Commonly, wine is defined as an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes. In contrast to this, wines made from other fruits are called fruit wine (except mead, cider, perry for historical reasons)...
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Does oak aged wine contain vanillin?

"Vanilla" is one of the aromas used when described red wines. I am allergic to natural proteins in vanilla, per Elisa blood test. I am interested to know whether the red wine will contain actual ...
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Can I learn to like wine?

Wine, especially combined with the right food, seems to be a great deal among gourmets. I'd love to enjoy those highly-praised combinations too, but unfortunately, although I'm 22 years old by now, I ...
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I have a bottle of unopened 23 year old corked spanish white cooking wine

with laurel leaves steeping in it as well. I bought it at the Placio De Espania in 1992. Would it still be safe for use?
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Will freezing a bottle of vermouth change it's quality, life length or properties?

I accidentally froze an unopened bottle of white Vermouth. I've read that opening the bottle will cause the vermouth to slowly oxidase and you should finish the bottle within a month or so. How is it ...
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Wine substitutions for homemade salami

I want to make my own salami but I'm interested in alternative ways to lower the ph of the meat. I have people in the house with dependency issues so using wine in any sort of food (Like the recipe ...
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Can rosehip tisane be used as a substitute for red wine in cooking?

I'm currently watching a cooking series (The Everyday Gourmet) and in one of the lessons the chef talks about what to look for in a wine. For red wine he mentions to look for a wine with a deep red ...
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Can I make risotto without wine?

I want to make risotto without using any alcohol. I am a vegetarian and I want to use vegetarian or mushroom stock only (without any meat). What is the role of wine in making risotto? Does it help ...
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What is the impact of high heat on wine?

I usually use wine in my tomato sauces, which are usually slowly simmered on the lowest heat setting. I'd really like to make this recipe from The Pioneer Woman blog. However, I'm concerned about ...
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What would adding wine (red or white?) do when cooking Vindaloo?

This is my first post, so please be gentle. I am cooking chicken Vindaloo and I'm trying to get a bit creative. I have never heard of adding wine to vindaloo, however, I know that I like it in soups ...
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Nonalcoholic Substitute for Marsala Wine

For personal reasons I won't purchase alcohol or have it in my home, but I'm a bit of a foodie and love Chicken and Steak Marsala. I've found decent nonalcoholic substitutes for dry and sweet white ...
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What types of wine are suitable for Dijon mustard?

I know that verjus (or verjuice- sour juice from unripe grapes) was originally used for Dijon mustard, and was replaced by wine as it became more readily accessible. However, I can't find much ...
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Cooking Wine in a Gas Oven?

I've got my first gas stove / oven. I'm wondering about cooking wine in the stove. Is it safe at all? I like putting a piece of meat in a all stainless steel pan, brown it a bit on the stove then ...