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For the sake of posterity, I'm going to make one more suggestion here: Buy moderately priced wine with a screw cap, use what you need, and leave the rest, tightly closed, in the pantry. If your pantry is kept temperate (15-24C), the half-used bottle of wine will keep for months to a couple of years. It won't be good enough to drink, but it will be OK to ...


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Wine goes off because it oxidises, you can avoid this by pumping the air out of the bottle using something like Vacu Vin (I presume cheaper alternatives are now available and probably work fine, that's just the brand I've used). These devices consists of a rubber "cork" with a valve that goes into the wine bottle, and a pump which allows you to ...


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There are 'bag in box' wine packages around, easy to find in some places but harder to find in others. With those no air comes into the container keeping the wine good for a much longer time. They were almost standard in Australia when/where I visited back in 2005, I am not sure how much they have spread around the world.


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According to America's Test Kitchen extensive testing, tomatoes/wine/vinegar are fine as long as your cast iron is well-seasoned and you do not leave the acidic dish in it for an extended period (including cleaning the pan right after you finish cooking). They found that the slight acidity of tomatoes was enough to cause metallic flavor after thirty minutes. ...


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Small bottles. These bottles are 187 ml which is 6 ounces each. This 4 pack costs $2. You will use one bottle to cook and discard what you don't use from that bottle. The other 3 will wait their turn and stay good while they do. You will not find fancy wine in 6 oz bottles. You will find cheap wine. That is the kind of wine you should be cooking with.


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Alcohol that is exposed to oxygen in the air will turn to vinegar, this is what stops it being drinkable. A bottle at room temperature can be left open for 12-48 hours, depending on a person's taste for tart vinegary things. If you close a partially drunk bottle, it should be fine to drink for 2-7 days on the same vinegar taste preference basis. ...


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Freeze it in cubes and use it as required. Wine should be low-alcohol enough to freeze in a regular freezer, although you might find you get 'slushier' parts – if you do, these will have a higher alcohol concentration – so be careful about the container you use. To answer your other questions, wine going 'bad' is a taste issue rather than a food safety issue,...


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