It's happened to all of us at some point; that bottle of wine that we brought back from France or found in a really great wine shop - you know, the one we were saving for a really special occasion? It peaked before we opened it, and it tastes bitter. Do we dump it down the kitchen sink? No!
Bad wine can be given a new life by deglazing a pan with it, making a wine reduction, making homemade wine vinegar, or using it in boeuf bourguignon. You can make a delicious lamb ragú sauce. Be creative! Just because it's not good to drink doesn't mean you can't cook with it.
(Image: Kathryn Hill)