Wine for cooking

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Wine for cooking

Post by 2bizE » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:35 pm

I enjoy cooking. I frequently use wine in my cooking, well cooking wine. I’ve convinced the spouse I need to get some real white wine and sherry for cooking, not the cooking wine that is loaded with salt.

Any recommendations? How much does wine cost anyway?
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Re: Wine for cooking

Post by Thoughtful » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:00 pm

2bizE wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:35 pm
I enjoy cooking. I frequently use wine in my cooking, well cooking wine. I’ve convinced the slide I need to get some real white wine and sherry for cooking, not the cooking wine that is loaded with salt.

Any recommendations? How much does wine cost anyway?

I use bottles we open but didnt like. Last time I originally bought wine to cook with, it was a $3 pinot grigio that "pairs well with rotisserie chicken". Even cheap wine ups your sauce game. But, yes, get regular, not cooking wine and salt to taste.

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Re: Wine for cooking

Post by RubinHighlander » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:32 am

We are mostly into spritzers and sweet Mascottos, love the Barefoot brand and a few others. I'm not sure what the real impact is of cheap vs. not so cheap wines on the recipes. We actually end up using rum and whiskey in a few things probably more than wines.
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Re: Wine for cooking

Post by Just This Guy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:41 am

Wine can be anywhere from $4 a bottle to several hundred. In most cases, $15-30 is a good range.

If you have an Aldi in your area and local laws allow them to sell wine, Aldi is know for surprisingly good wine for low cost. Also, Trader Joe's Charles Shaw wine (aka 3 Buck Chuck) is regularly considered a very good wine, and only $4 a bottle. If you have a Trader Joe's in you area and laws allow for wine sales.
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Re: Wine for cooking

Post by moksha » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:25 am

Sauternes for white and Port (or Tawny Port) for red. Since not all Mormons understand chemistry and physics, it is important to explain to them that the demon alcohol is boiled away in the process of cooking. No need to buy expensive wines for cooking and regular wine will not hurt your blood pressure with all that salt.

In Utah, you have to buy wines at the State Liquor Stores and pay an added sin tax.
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Re: Wine for cooking

Post by Dravin » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:30 am

If you are curious about it you can use something like Vivino to research wines. It has user ratings and average costs (the focus is drinking not so much cooking but the rule of thumb is to only cook with wine you'd drink). If you poke around you can see there are quite a few fairly high rated wines in the $10-14 range. Honestly, since you are cooking with it you could always buy a $12 bottle of wine and a $6 bottle of wine, and after having used both see if you can even tell a difference and if so if the difference is worth the cost to you. Given you just want a step up from cooking wines you shouldn't have to reach far to get there.
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Re: Wine for cooking

Post by moksha » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:13 pm

If you are going to experiment with actually drinking the wine and risking eternal damnation or a hangover, you cannot go wrong with Riesling wines.
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Re: Wine for cooking

Post by Hermey » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:34 pm

If you wouldn’t drink it with a glass, don’t cook with it.

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