There are two kind of people in this world. Those who have leftover wine and those who don’t.
For the latter, we’ll take a moment so you can wrap your head around the concept of “leftover wine.” Yes, believe it or not some people don’t finish a bottle of wine. I know, I know, it’s like having leftover chocolate cake. In theory yes, it is possible, but you’ve never actually experienced it.
For the rest of the world — the leftover wine folk — what to do with that half drank bottle of wine? Freeze it.
Measure out the wine in practical quantities. I have a Bolognese sauce that calls for 1 cup of dry red wine. So, I freeze my leftover wine in 1 cup increments. Another handy amount is 1/2 cup. If you need 1 cup you can just use two, 1/2 cup frozen bags.
Write the wine type, amount and date frozen on the outside of a freezer bag. Then pour in the vino, seal and freeze. In a few hours you’ll have a lovely, wine slushy. The wine won’t freeze solid because of the alcohol content so it’s important to make sure the bags are sealed tightly and standing upright in the freezer.
Now, next time you want to make Bolognese you just reach in the freezer and pull out your 1 cup frozen bag of Merlot. No need to open up a new bottle of wine. For those of you who never have leftover wine we’ll take another moment for you to come to terms with the idea of not finding an excuse to open a bottle of wine.