Wine is often metaphorically referred to as the elixir of youth. However, the benefits of wine go far and beyond consuming it. Yes, you read that right.
Indeed, wine has been scientifically proven to have 10x more uses than any other alcoholic beverage. Sound interesting?
Well, keep reading to fill in yourself with these impeccably unusual ways to bring wine into your everyday life:
Did you know that wine is not only great for your health but for your plants too? Well, now you know it. So, think twice before throwing away that leftover wine down the drains.
Wine helps activate the bacteria that turn compost into excellent fertilizer for your plants.
Secret To Youthful Skin
According to some reports, chardonnay red wine helps restore collagen in the skin. Besides, it also helps fight off the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dull skin.
All you need to do is add a cup or two to your next bath or when you wash your face. And to your surprise, it would also help smoothen your skin for a brighter glow.
Marinade Secret For Meats
You must have seen it on cookery shows or even have tasted it in your favorite restaurant. But have you ever tried it yourself?
Well, here’s how you can do it yourself:
Soak your pork or steak in red wine for 6-8 hours before you cook it.
Wine should help reduce the carcinogens created during grilling or frying your meat.
Besides, when you have a wine subscription service, you can do it more often for your steak or pork cooking.
And, of course, you’ll also have plenty to taste with your dinner.
Great Veggie Cleaner
Well, you certainly didn’t know this – white wine is an excellent cleaner for your fruits and veggies.
According to a study from the Oregon State University, white wine can kill harmful pathogens and bacteria in food, including salmonella and E-coli.
All you need to do is douse your fruits and veggies in some aged white wine. Avoid using water, or keep it to a minimum if you’re diluting your wine.
Wash it for 2-5 minutes and rinse off thoroughly. And you’re done.
Helpful In Checking Infestation
Surprisingly, flies and bugs are attracted to the fermented fragrance of wine. But, note that this trick is only helpful if the infestation is not out of control. Nonetheless, you can place a glass of wine on your counter near the infested area. And get ready to witness the magic.
Flies and pests will be attracted to it, rather than your fruits or other foods. And fall trap to the liquid.
Little did you know that your old wine is excellent vinegar.
Yes, you read that right.
Instead of throwing away your expired or aged wine, you can use it as vinegar for all your cooking. And this is true for both – red and white wine.
So, next time you have a wine bottle that has passed out its usage data, think before you throw it away. You might be missing out on great flavors in your food.
Clearly, wine has a lot more uses than just enjoying it as a party beverage. And know that there are many more ways you can use your wine.
All you need is a little knowledge and some creativity to infuse it into your daily routine. If you want to enjoy all the benefits of wine, you should join a wine club. A wine club would affordably allow you to try a variety of wines each month so you can find the brand or type that’s best for you—here is a list of the best wine clubs.
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