Desperate for legit ideas on what to do with Stella Rosa semi-sweet wine

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Desperate for legit ideas on what to do with Stella Rosa semi-sweet wine

#1 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

We received a bottle as a gift. The gift-giver is important to us. I would like to put it to good use, somehow. Any good cooking ideas, perhaps? It's a semi-sweet Red wine.
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#2 Post by Sean S y d n e y »

Cook it down with some cinnamon (and maybe a bit more sugar) and use it as an ice cream topping?
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Mulled wine?
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Use it as a marinade for beef.

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#5 Post by J D o v e »

Convert it to fuel for your car?

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Are your kids out of juice boxes?
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ChrisJames wrote: November 25th, 2020, 4:03 pm Use it as a marinade for beef.
A sweet wine?
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The Jacques Pepin Prunes in red wine recipe is pretty great for something like that
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Mulled Wine is the perfect solution - ‘tis the season
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#10 Post by Jim Stewart »

If the gift-giver is important, why not find a way to actually drink the wine!
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#11 Post by Kris Patten »

Make homemade Gluhwein or red Sangria!
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#12 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

Thanks, everybody. Think I'll go with the mulled wine idea --- the weather is right for it. :)
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John Morris wrote: November 25th, 2020, 4:10 pm
ChrisJames wrote: November 25th, 2020, 4:03 pm Use it as a marinade for beef.
A sweet wine?
I should have put that as more of a question. I was thinking of how some meats dishes have a sweet finish of balsamic or honey. Some marinades also call for sugar, so a semi-sweet wine didn't seem far fetched. No experience to base it on though.

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#14 Post by Dan Kravitz »

It will keep forever in your fridge.

Spoon it over vanilla ice cream from time to time.

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Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: November 25th, 2020, 5:26 pm Thanks, everybody. Think I'll go with the mulled wine idea --- the weather is right for it. :)
Mulled wine is so good.

Question — is it important just that you consume this wine, is it important that the giver know you drank it, or that they know how you drank it? Explain the way in which it is important.

Not that it’s wrong whatever your reasons, but, just for example, if you intend to tell them what you did with it, then cooking or mulled wine may not be received as well. Whereas if you just need to have a clear conscience telling them you drank it, then mulled wine might be just fine.

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#16 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m »

Chris,
Mostly a clear conscience. I believe the giver put a lot of thought into giving it, and for whatever reason I feel compelled to put equal effort into personally enjoying it.
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RE-GIFT - It's a popular wine. Life's too short....
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#18 Post by Cris Whetstone »

I have two bottles leftover last year from a work gifting thing. No clue what to do with them either. Don't really get mulled wine and there won't be any holiday functions to drop them off at. But also no guilt on who gave them to me. It was accidental.
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Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: November 26th, 2020, 1:50 am Chris,
Mostly a clear conscience. I believe the giver put a lot of thought into giving it, and for whatever reason I feel compelled to put equal effort into personally enjoying it.
If making spiced wine is an issue, then it would be equally good in warmer weather with some soda water as a spritzer.
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#20 Post by Rob_S »

Make it into a sorbet? I've made a savory blue cheese ice cream many times, a duo of a blue cheese ice cream and wine sorbet would be interesting and certainly show an appreciation of the ingredient due to the work involved. More of a dinner party thing as opposed to a Wednesday night thing though.
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#21 Post by Jim Stewart »

Use it to fill hummingbird feeders?
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