6 Remarkable Uses for your Leftover Wine

by Colleen B from Expert Home Tips

I know, I know – leftover wine is truly a rare sight to behold. However, if you’ve had a big shindig and you’ve found some half-empty bottles of white and red, then I have six wonderful uses for all that plonk. Hope you like them!


  1. Grab an old t-shirt… and dye it! If you have some leftover wine from a party, use it to breathe life into old white cotton t-shirt and dye it. You don’t need much to try this project, just grab a large stockpot and locate that red wine. Follow the instructions at ehow.com and enjoy your newly dyed clothes.
  2. Make red wine ice cream floats for the summer Cool down on hot summer days with these beautiful red wine ice cream floats from mind-over-batter.com. You only need three ingredients in order to make these delightful drinks, so you have no excuse not to have a go! Serve them up at a party to impress your guests.
  3. Freeze your wine into cubes for later use You can use wine to deglaze a pan and make a tasty sauce, or, every time a recipe calls for a glug of red or white wine, reach for your ice cube tray. So easy! Keep your cubes for up to three months.
  4. Eat mussels and pretend you’re on holiday Pretend you’re eating out in restaurant in Belgium or France and use some of that leftover white wine with mussels. Here is a great looking recipe from BBCgoodfood.com that uses only four ingredients – mussels, white wine, a shallot and some chopped parsley.
  5. Clean your kitchen counter Did you know that wine can help remove stains on your countertops? There’s another bonus too – wine can disinfect your surfaces and helps to kill salmonella. Next time you’ve spilled something, grab that leftover wine and wipe it up!
  6. Make adult-only lollipops These are not for children! Sprinklebakes.com have come up with a brilliant recipe for red wine lollipops. They are very stylish and are even covered in gold luster dust – how magical! They would make a wonderful gift for your loved one, so why not give it a go today?

You can see more uses in my blog post: 20 wonderful uses for your leftover wine.
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