Alternative Uses for Wine?

October 31, 2007

Alternative Uses for Wine, Wine being poured into a glass.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?


By Eletha (Guest Post)
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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By coleen (Guest Post)
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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By Lois (Guest Post)
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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By Karen (Guest Post)
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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What can I do with leftover red wine?


January 4, 20210 found this helpful

Make a pan sauce for red meat with it. Or make a beef stew and use it to deglaze the pan.

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January 4, 20210 found this helpful

Wine may go 'bad' to the taste but is still very good to use in cooking many things.
You can even mix 2 different reds in a container to save for later use.


I would not recommend mixing red and white but save individual containers of each.
I did find a couple of sites that offer several suggestions so you might want to read one of these.

Now if you want a nifty way to save wine after opened you need to try this.

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