How To Make Terrible Red Wine Taste Better

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Red wine will always hold a very special place in our hearts. But the tragedy is that often we end up owning a case of really bad red wine and there’s no choice but to consume it. So here’s what you can do to save a heart break and make your red wine taste delicious or at least mildly better:

Meat and mushroom, all the way: Don’t ask us for the reasons, because wine pseudoscience doesn’t have the answer to it yet, but umami-rich mushrooms and red meat aka protein make the shitty, terrible wine slightly drinkable. You can call it fancy food pairing, but in fact, it’s just a life saver.

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Spice it up: If the red wine is predominantly sweet, you need to spice it up to make it drinkable. Eat really spice-rich food, because if your taste buds will be busy dealing with the overdose of masalas, it might just ignore the sickening sweetness of your cheap wine.

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If it’s too smoky, try it with barbecued food: There’s apparently a method where big tea bags full of charred wood chips are dunked in the wine prior to bottling. Scammers! But don’t you worry, eating grilled food is a great way to balance that smokiness out. You’d be surprised to see how much difference it makes.

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Blend it: Much like cheap whiskey, blending is the easiest way you can make a bottle of wine instantly better. If you have a bad heavy red, get a better one and mix it. Since, you are an amateur, stick to basics and blend only similar ones.

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Go Sangria: There’s a new, universal love for Sangrias and although a bad bottle of wine isn’t the best choice for it, you can still make do with it. Pour yourself a glass, add some chopped soft fruits and you got yourself some makeshift, bearable sangria. Also, there are a hundred recipes online. Go find your kind and you are set!

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