The origins of mulled wine are murky, but the concept (masking subpar hooch with spice-rack staples) is as old as time. Greeks and Romans sugared and spiced runoff wine as early as the 2nd century. In the Middle Ages, folks lacking access to potable water spiked wine and cider with “medicinal” infusions like honey, saffron, bay […]
While we can’t say we have lots of experience with leftover Champagne, the phenomenon certainly isn’t unheard of, especially this time of year. You are having some friends over for a holiday party, festive dinner, New Year’s Eve fete, and providing plenty of lovely wine, but later find yourself with half a bottle of sparkling […]
Who else is exhausted from a month of holiday parties, dinners, and other assorted wine-laden celebrations? But just when you’ve tossed out the sweets, traded in artichoke dip for steamed broccoli, and vowed to drink a heck of a lot more water, you see it: a half-consumed wine bottle from that last New Year’s toast. […]
While it’s highly unlikely you’re ever going to have leftover wine, sometimes it happens. What happens more regularly though is the need to open a bottle of wine just for that cup or so you happen to need for a recipe, leaving you to finish the bottle, even if you wanted to perhaps drink something […]
Here at VinePair, we’re always looking for interesting ways to recycle the remains from a night of drinking wine. And, as I noted in June, while I love the idea of being crafty, I rarely find the time to be as creative as I want to be. That said, a recent Etsy exploration may have […]
It doesn’t happen often, but every now and again we find ourselves with some extra wine at the end of the evening that we know we’re not going to consume within the next several days (shockingly enough). For us, this occurs most often after our book club.