I’m on the marketing lists of several women’s magazines, and they periodically send emails with teasers from their latest issues. This headline from Cooking Light magazine recently caught my attention:
What To Do With Leftover Wine
Huh? What is this “leftover wine” of which they speak? It’s like they aren’t even talking English.
Why don’t magazines publish articles we can really use? Topics like:
- Driving Miss Daisy…and her open bottle of Pinot Noir. A handy reference guide to open-carry laws by state.
- Dear Ann Landers: A party guest brought a bottle of truly heinous wine as a hostess gift. Should I toss it or save it for a rainy day when I’ve run out of anything decent?
- Personality Quiz: Is the bottle of Merlot half full or half empty? Take this quiz and find out if you’re a pessimist or an optimist.
- Crafter’s Corner: How to hand-crochet lace doilies to cover wine stains on upholstery.
- Ask Miss Manners: If you bring a bottle of wine to a party and the ungrateful hostess doesn’t open it, can you take it back?
- Never let him forget he’s your man: Let your big, strong, stud-muffin open the wine bottle, especially if you’ve got one of those cheapo corkscrews that make it damn near impossible.
- 4th of July decorating tips: Kick it up a notch this Independence Day. Guests will marvel at your holiday tablescape when you add Gik, the first blue wine developed in Spain, to your usual roster of reds and whites.
- Save the Planet: Do you love animals? Into recycling? Overrun with empties from your favorite Box ‘O Wine? Check out our step-by-step instructions for turning cardboard wine boxes into charming birdhouses for our feathered-friends. The rules say it’s white wine with fowl, but think outside the box and go for red!
In case you’re wondering, this was the magazine’s tip for using up leftover wine:
“Have a bottle of wine that you just can’t finish up, and don’t want to waste the little bit left over? Pour the wine into ice-cube trays, and freeze. Pull out a few cubes for a pan sauce that needs oomph, or toss some into a wine spritzer or pitcher of sangria.”
I’m planning to try this clever idea as soon as possible. Does anyone know where I can get some leftover wine?