Author Topic: Making wine drinkable  (Read 1443 times)

Andrij

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Making wine drinkable
« on: October 03, 2010, 03:55:40 pm »
Well, the wine in question (Via Vecchio Delle Venezie pinot grigio) is drinkable — just.  IIRC it was a gift.  Felt like a white wine today, saw I had a bottle 'in stock', so chilled it then cracked it open.

Any recommendations on making it more palatable (mixing it with something, perhaps?) or are my choices basically drink it as is or dump it?
 
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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 04:02:42 pm »
Bog-standard Italian pinot grigio usually tastes of very little to me.

If it tastes grotty, I'd just use it as drain cleaner - life's too short to drink bad wine, and you only get one go at it (life).

There are some very good examples of Italian pinot grigio, but it sounds as if this isn't one of them

Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 04:04:34 pm »
Dump it, or drink it highly chilled if desperate!

Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 04:06:24 pm »
Mix it with gin IIRC.
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Julian

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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010, 04:10:02 pm »
A splash of cassis makes even grotty white wine nice.

Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010, 04:10:41 pm »
Use it to make a chicken in white wine sauce dish!

dasmoth

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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010, 04:14:44 pm »
A splash of cassis makes even grotty white wine nice.

+1

Often works on "meh" reds as well.
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Andrij

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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2010, 04:16:32 pm »
Use it to make a chicken in white wine sauce dish!

LOL.  If only I had known!  I opened the bottle to wash down the chicken I roasted earlier today.

The more I drink of it, the easier it goes down.  This could be a Bad Thing.

No cassis in the cupboard — must pick up a bottle.

Looks like I'll finish this glass then clean some drains.
 
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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2010, 04:17:24 pm »
Use it to make a chicken in white wine sauce dish!

Good god no.  As Floyd always used to say, if it's not good enough to drink, it's certainly not good enough to cook with!

Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2010, 04:20:20 pm »
Use it to make a chicken in white wine sauce dish!
As Floyd always used to say, if it's not good enough to drink, it's certainly not good enough to cook with!

Which album was that on?

Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2010, 05:50:04 pm »
Use it to make a chicken in white wine sauce dish!
As Floyd always used to say, if it's not good enough to drink, it's certainly not good enough to cook with!

Which album was that on?
A white-sauce-r full of secrets IIRC.

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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2010, 06:52:23 pm »
Drink the first half bottle, and then the rest will taste fine.
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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2010, 06:58:03 pm »
life's too short to drink bad wine, and you only get one go at it (life).

I'm with Mal Vino on this.

Down the sink with it, if it's shit. You can get drinkable wine for £5 a bottle, so there's no point inflicting that on yourself

fuaran

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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2010, 07:00:04 pm »
Make mulled wine with it.
If you add enough sugar and spices you won't taste the wine much.

dasmoth

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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2010, 07:00:40 pm »
I'm with Mal Vino on this.

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Re: Making wine drinkable
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2010, 07:02:03 pm »
Maybe, but I wouldn't buy a used car off him  ;)