15 Things To Do With Cherry Wine…

Ben, our resident Cherry wine expert and assistant manager writes for Laurentide’s blog….ATT_1431718720011_IMG_20150515_152952401

  1. Obviously, enjoy a glass of it like you would any other wine!
  2. Create a world class sangria with it, the possibilities of different fresh fruit combinations are endless!
  3. Marinate meat with it! Chicken, duck, steak, pork, and my personal favorite… RIBS!
  4. Make a wonderful spritzer! Mix with club soda, tonic water, sprite, basically anything that you think sounds good I would encourage you to try, you really never know.
  5. Fortify it with some fine Brandy or another hard liquor of your choice.
  6. Cook with it! Use as a main ingredient for a reduction. It has a great cherry flavor that is extremely versatile in the kitchen.
  7. Pair it with chocolate! Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or take our recommendation and enjoy it with some authentic Mindo chocolate that is sold right here in the tasting room!
  8. Serve as a dessert wine. Perfect ending to any meal.
  9. Bake with it! It is an outstanding ingredient for brownies that need a hint of cherry flavor or perhaps it could be the star of your, “drunk cupcakes.”
  10. You can throw it In a cooking pot and add some spices to create a delicious mulled wine. Ideal for those cozy fall/winter evenings.
  11. Compare with other cherry wines! Fruit wines are all unique in their own way and it is always fun to see how they differ from one another.
  12. Give it as a gift! A fun gift idea, especially when presented with all of these various uses, can go a long way for the right person.
  13. Use as a staple ingredient when making salad dressing, mixes flawlessly into most vinaigrettes.
  14. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze it. That way your cherry wine can become instantly chilled without diluting it. You could also throw it in as extra flavor enhancer into the spritzers/sangria’s mentioned earlier.

The fifteenth idea isn’t a singular idea but rather a hodgepodge of all the ideas that didn’t quite make the list on their own but were honorable mentions. Cherry wine has health benefits; either pour into your next bath where it supposedly softens and regenerates your skin or just drink it to get some fruit into your diet. You can use it to wash off other fruits because the alcohol will kill the bacteria that is present. Add it to a smoothie or daiquiri. Add it to cranberry or BBQ sauce. And last but not least.. Stain something red!

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