For macerating strawberries, pick a red wine with ripe berry flavors. At the winery, we serve these with polenta cheesecake, but they’re just as good topped with sweetened whipped cream, spooned over vanilla ice cream, or just served with a crisp cookie.
In a deep, nonreactive bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar. If the berries are hard and not very sweet, you may need to add a little more sugar. Add the wine, making sure the berries are covered. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the berries sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour but no longer than 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Spoon the berries and juices into shallow bowls and serve.
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