Q: I had a BBQ in the late summer, and one of my guests brought over a huge bottle of cheap (like less than $6 cheap) chardonnay that was never opened. The wine is not good enough to drink, and I hate to toss it, so I'm looking for some simple ideas on how to use it. Can I make vinegar from it? Use it to poach something? Help!
Sent by Rebecca
Editor: Rebecca, you can certainly cook with it still! Pour a glug into a chicken stew, or use it to make risotto.
Readers, what are your favorite things to do with cheap white wine?
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