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    sorry for being off topic, but hey SVZ, do you know a guy named Mike Murphy? he's prob about 21-22, i don't know how old you are so maybe you do maybe you don't but he went to UCC.

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    yup i do! he works in our store, i think or maybe i have him confused with someone else

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O
    Red wine vinegar is errrrrrrr vinegar.
    There is no such thing as 'cooking wine'. I was told a long time ago by a semi-famous chef that you cook with the wine that you'd be happy to drink. Obviously you don't slosh in half a bottle of vintage bordeaux, but any reasonable red wine will do the job. It's a mistake to go for the cheapest plonk you can find because it won't keep, you won't drink the rest of the bottle which is the general idea when you cook with something more palatable.
    A*O is right. Never put any wine in food that you wouldn't drink. I don't usually have a problem with leftover wine (an understatement\!), but you could buy one of those pricey sealers at any decent wine or kitchen store.

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    Well stupid Rachel Ray says that when you cook you should use a wine that you also like to drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O
    Red wine vinegar is errrrrrrr vinegar.
    There is no such thing as 'cooking wine'. I was told a long time ago by a semi-famous chef that you cook with the wine that you'd be happy to drink. Obviously you don't slosh in half a bottle of vintage bordeaux, but any reasonable red wine will do the job. It's a mistake to go for the cheapest plonk you can find because it won't keep, you won't drink the rest of the bottle which is the general idea when you cook with something more palatable.
    A*O said it all. I use whatever red wine bottle is open at that time (living on my own and eating at home only in the evening, there is always a half full bottle of wine).
    Actually I was waiting for someone to say it first because I had never heard of red cooking wine before
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    I've definitely seen "cooking wine" in grocery stores, but it's basically just really nasty cheap wine with tons of salt in it, as someone already mentioned. I would agree with using a decent wine that you will polish off afterwards. You can even go a little cheaper than you normally would and turn it into a mulled wine or sangria if the taste isn't as sophisticated as you would normally like.
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    I went to a beer and wine store and asked the worker there which wine is good for cooking and she said to use the cheaper kind. I think she figured I looked like a minor and wasn't worth the help.

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    also, if you're only going to use a bit, freeze the remaining red wine in ice cube trays. That way you can pop a few out to use as and when you need them.

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    that is so clever. does wine freeze ok?

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    dont see why not, but itll take longer since there is alcohol in it

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    Yes it freezes but DO NOT try to drink it afterwards - bleurggg - use for cooking ONLY. I still prefer the cook some/drink the rest method.
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    I hate those cooking wines(but use them anyways though since I don't mind the tons of salt) but freezing wine and then using a few cubes is a much better idea..drink half a bottle them put the rest in a tray or two and freeze it! Great idea!

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    I am with those who said buy a bottle you are happy to drink. Use what you need, and just consider the rest of the bottle a Cook's Treat. Another reason to use real wine is that you can make subtle changes to the recipe by varying the kind you use.
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