What To Do With Wine Besides Drinking It

We’ve all heard that wine gets better with age, but too much aging can lead to spoiled wine, and the bottle doesn’t even have to be opened!

Say you had a get-together with some old friends a few years back. Now, it would take an extensive amount of time for the wine to spoil to the point of no return, but for the sake of this article, let’s say that you were given a bottle of wine from your grandmother labeled “1950.” Of course, wine is wine, and we’d like to taste it, but what if we have a glass, and then stash it in the fridge only to forget about it until one day you do a deep cleaning of your fridge? You discover that the wine has gone bad, and don’t even want to taste test for the sake of your health. But, it’d be a shame to get rid of the entire bottle, so now what?

There are a number of things you could do with the substance:

If you’re into gardening, you can use the wine in your compost mixture to kill off some of the bacteria and bugs that disrupt and ruin your hard work.

You can make jelly! Wine makes a great jelly base; all you have to do is add water, pectin, and fruit.

White wine makes a great disinfectant for the house. The alcohol also cuts through grease! You can finally wash your stovetop without having to open all your windows!

A more creative alternative is tie-dye! We all know how difficult it is to get wine stains out of clothing when there’s been an accidental spill….but what if it was done on purpose? The best part is after you create a design, the washing machine will help you warp it. It’ll try to get the stains out with the detergent, but let’s face it, if you cover a white T-shirt with splashes of wine, most of the liquid will stay there, it may fade over time, but it’ll be there.

An interesting thing you could do with red wine is to add it to your bath. It has antioxidants that are great for replenishing skin!

Whatever you choose to do, besides drink it, always remember to be responsible. If it seems unsafe to consume, it probably is, so instead of wasting the alcoholic beverage, find another use for it. It's a shame to waste such a wonderful creation that took time to perfect itself.