Fixing bad red wine


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Fixing bad red wine

rworange | | Jun 8, 2006 12:01 AM

Any ideas?

I bought a box of Trove red wine. It is really tannic and sour. Is there anything that can be done to take the edge off?

I'm the only one in the house that drinks wine, so making something like sangria deosn't make sense. At most I drink two glasses of wine, usually one.

Is there some secret to salvaging it?

I don't want to use it in a recipe because when I do take the time to cook, I use good and pricy ingrediants and don't want to risk ruining a dish with this swill. If there IS a recipe that would not be ruined by the wine, let me know and I'll post an inquiry on home cooking.

Is there a spice or something that could be thrown in the glass to make it taste better? Would bitters like in vermouth help?

I'm even at a loss on how to search this on the web. I got the bright idea of searching red wine cocktails.

One idea of mixing red wine with ginger ale seems to have promise. I'll probably try that.

There was another idea of a black cherry soda/granberry juice/red wine combo that for some reason doesn't sound bad.

Another was I guess you could call a lazy sangria of mixing red wine with lemonade.

I got most of those ideas from the link below. They have one of the most horrendous cocktails I have ever heard of though called the appothocary - vermouth, Fernet Branca and creme de menthe ... yikes.

So is there anything I can do other than throwing three liters of wine down the drain?