The thought of wine usually take you to the intoxicating world of party, glamour and luxury. But have you ever heard that wine can also be used in different way. Wine has another face other than a glorious drink. From beauty treatments to household recipes, wine could spice up your life. Are you wondering how?You just have to read this entire article to make this amazing drink a daily thing. Not for drinking, but to use it in your regular household things.
And the most interesting part is that, you can use leftover wine or spoiled wine that usually finds its place in dustbins. So, it is clear now that you don’t need to buy those expensive bottles exclusively for these purposes. The old and spoiled ones will do the job. Just go through the list of 20 weird but amazing uses of wine.
If you want to give your scarf or an old white shirt a nice color then experiment with wine. A regular wine drinker might know how stubbornly wine holds on to a fabric when it is spilled over it. So, if you are going to throw away an old left over wine bottle. Try this recipe to dye your cloth. Take a wide mouth vessel and pour in enough wine.
Heat it and dip your fabric. Stir it for 10 minutes, then switch off the stove and let it cool. Finally, rinse the cloth. You discover a whole new color of the fabric ranging from pale pink, deep mauve, or gray color depending on the type of wine used.
Wine is rich in antioxidants which not only makes it a healthy drink but also a useful ingredient for beauty treatment. You can use red wine as skin toner or make a wine face pack out of it. It brightens and softens the skin like no other ingredients.
Wine Ice Cubes
Here’s way to give a tasty twist to you daily recipes. Instead of making tap water ice cubes, pour in leftover wine into the ice tray and let it solidify. Then use it to flavour your smoothies, cocktails, sauces, stew and soups. Sounds yummy isn’t it!
Wash You Fruits and Vegetables
Cleaning fruits and vegetables would be more fun now as you can wash them with wine. Similar to vinegar, wine contains alcohol which helps to dissolved dirt and dust. A study has stated that wine can even kill foodborne pathogens like salmonella and E.coli.
Clean Your Kitchen Slab
For this purpose, you need to use white as red wine may further stain your slabs. Further research on wine’s capabilities to clean things has revealed that it can even be used as disinfectant and stain remover. But never use wine on granite as it may erase the surface due to acid content.
Cleans Glass Surface
White wine effectively cleans glass surface. Add a few tablespoons of wine in water and use the liquid to clean glass. It will make the glass look crystal clear.
Traps Fruit Fly
Fruit flies get attracted to aromatic red wine. Use this weakness of flies to trap them. Pour some red wine into a glass and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. Make small holes in the wrap which will let the flies enter but guard them from leaving.
Cleans Grease Stains
Use white wine to remove grease stains from garage floors and driveway passage. Pour enough amount of wine and rub them with a cloth for a shinning floor.
Try wine to heal your bruises. Dip a piece of bread in wine and apply it on the bruises for quick relief.
Keeps your Hearth Healthy
Drinking red wine in moderate amount helps the heart to remain healthy by increasing ‘good’ cholesterol. So, drink it in moderate quantity frequently to stay away from heart diseases.
Marinating your non-vegetarian foods with red wine not only increase the flavour but also reduces cancer causing compounds found in meats. So, marinate meats with red wine to prepare a healthy and tasty dish.
Prepare Wine Jelly
You can prepare your customized wine flavour jelly with white wine. You just need a pouch of liquid pectin, wine and some sugar to prepare it at home. Wine jelly topped on toast would be the perfect breakfast ever for all wine lovers.
White wine contains sodium bicarbonate which helps to relief heartburn by reducing acidity. Drink a glass of white wine when you get heartburn next time.
Flavour you Dishes
Try red wine reduction to flavour your favourite stir fries, steak, soups and other dishes. Wine up your dishes and enjoy delicious foods like never before.
Improve Brain Power
Researchers have indicated that wine helps to increase brain power. Here’s another reason to indulge into this exotic drink once in a while.
Makes life Easy in Space
This is another weird use of wine. Studies states that resveratrol found in wine help to encounter the adverse health effect due to zero gravity in space.
Keeps You Young
Resveratrol in wine also slows the ageing process. Therefore, many experts advice to drink a glass of red wine daily to remain young and glowing.
If you are very lazy to prepare anything out of vinegar then transform it to vinegar. You don’t need to do anything to make vinegar out of wine. Just take ¾ full bottle of wine and leave it open for a few weeks. It will naturally transform wine into vinegar.
Use it as Biofuel
It is interesting to know that wine can be used as biofuel. Yes, it can power any car while reducing the carbon emission. Prince Charles use wine to fuel his Aston Martin. You can do it too by buying pre-made, wine bioethanol or make it yourself. The whole idea is to reduce emission and going green.
Clean Wine Stain
If suddenly wine fall onto your carpet then instantly pour in some more wine into the carpet to remove the stain. And then blot it with a clean cloth.