Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Wine, Can You?

We aren’t big drinkers. We don’t really drink at all, though we used to. Because of that, we don’t keep wine in the house, except cooking wine.

Have you ever opened a bottle of wine, and then had to toss half the bottle because it’s lost its taste? An opened bottle of wine has about a 7 day shelf life before it turns bad.

If you have read my Keys To Saving, you know I try to avoid throwing away food. So can you freeze wine? Yes you can. It won’t have the same quality flavor once frozen, so it’s recommended to use the wine for cooking, and not drinking.

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Freezing wine is easy, as long as you have ice-cube trays available. Make sure your trays are clean, then pour your wine until the cube space is 3/4 full (should be about 2 tbs). When wine freezes, it doesn’t freeze evenly. The water content freezes at 32°, the wine content at 22°. So it’s important to allow the cube time to freeze completely before removing from the tray. Once frozen solid, place the cubes in an airtight container, and keep frozen for up to 6 months. When ready to use, there is no need to thaw, just drop the cube into whatever you are cooking.

 

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