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Don't Freeze Wine

Fine Cooking Issue 90


Does freezing leftover wine affect the taste? Should it be used only for cooking, or is it still possible to drink after thawing?

Carolyn Eriksen, St. Louis, MO


Freezing wine should generally be avoided, as it will alter the taste of the wine significantly. You could still use it for cooking, but most chefs would tell you to cook only with wine you’d want to drink.

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