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Alternative Uses for Wine

Many people enjoy having a glass of wine. Cooking with wine and using it to dye fabric are just a few of the ways you can use wine. This is a guide about alternative uses for wine.


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October 31, 2007 Flag

Does anyone know alternative uses for wine other than food related? I have about 2 gallons of homemade wine that was left by a previous house owner. I don't really want to eat/drink it since I didn't make it and don't want to use it. Can it be used for cleaning/plants/gardens. Any ideas for use?

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November 1, 20070 found this helpful


My neighbor worked for Gallo winery and said they used wine to clean the cement floor daily. I have heard that Thunderbird wine it is good for garage floors also with grease spills. I haven't tried it but what have you got to lose?

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November 1, 20070 found this helpful

What about contacting the old owner. Maybe he would like it back or a neighbor that knew him would like to have it.

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November 4, 20070 found this helpful

Let it sit long enough and it will turn to vinegar, it may be already. It can be used as a household cleaner where ever vinegar would be used normally, one caution, if it's red, don't use it where it will stain.C

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November 5, 20070 found this helpful

If it is white wine it is great for getting red wine, grape juice, etc out of carpets...just pour it on and the stains disappear

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November 6, 20070 found this helpful

If it's a colored wine - it's great for dying (staining) fabrics. I used a deep red wine to color some muslin and made some great looking curtains! Just let it soak to a shade slightly darker than what you want then wring it out and dry to set. (Use a cold water wash for care.) Worked great for me !!

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October 25, 20120 found this helpful

If you have fruit flies in your house, set an open bottle of wine on the counter. They will fly in but can't fly out and will drown.

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