99 Ways to Use Wine

Use wine for everyday household problems. Find out the different ways to use wine in the kitchen, bathroom and even the garden.

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1. Clean Fruit

The alcohol and resveratrol, a phytochemical in red wine, can kill off bacteria that cause food-borne illness such as salmonella and E. coli. Just run a little wine over your fruit after rinsing it off with water, dry it off and enjoy!

2. Trap Pesky Flies 

Flies are attracted to rotting things, and since wine is fermented, the flies smell it and are automatically attracted to it. Simply pour red wine in a small bowl or glass and place it in the problem area, such as near a kitchen window.

3. Soak in an Anti-Aging Bath

It’s believed that the powerful antioxidants in the fermented grapes may firm and increase your skin’s elasticity. Pour one glass of wine straight into your bath one to two times a week and soak for 30 minutes to get the anti-aging and skin-smoothing benefits you desire.

4. Give yourself an at-Home Facial

Apply red wine to your skin for a DIY facial mask to get the same skin-firming results as with the bath.

5. Substitute in Your Cooking

Swapping red wine for heavy sauces or oil is a healthy, lighter alternative. A half a cup of oil has 950 calories, but the same amount of red wine only has 98 calories–saving you more than 850 calories!

6. Liven Up Your Garden

Pour leftover red wine into a compost bin to activate the bacteria that’ll turn the compost into fertilizer for your garden.

7. Double Down on Stains

If you spill red wine, its white brethren can come to your rescue. White wine will absorb the color from red’s stain. Just let it soak for a moment and then dab both liquids up.

8. Make a Better Bisque

White wine adds a depth of flavor to this beefy bisque, which feels extra filling thanks to the nutty barley. Get the recipe here

9. Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis

Resveratrol, the natural compound in wine, might better your bones. A recent study cited the phytochemical as a potential treatment for osteoporosis, by helping stimulate bone-forming cells within the body.

10. Steam Mussels

Mussels might seem intimidating to cook, but the delightful mollusks are as easy to whip up as pouring a glass of wine. Simply steam the shells in your preferred vino with a mix of herbs.