You open that bottle of that wine you’ve been waiting for so long to drink only to find out that it has gone bad. You don’t throw away just yet, though. You probably didn’t know, but there are many things you can do with wine aside from simply drinking it. Here are eight of them:
Use it as a Skin Softener
You read that right. Since red wine is rich in antioxidants, it only makes sense that its benefits to the insides of your body can also be applied to your skin. In some countries, women use red wine as toner. There have also been reports of some women adding red wine to their bath water because according to them, red wine helps to soften the skin and brighten the complexion.
Use it to Heal Bruises
As mentioned, red wine such as Merlot and Shiraz is rich in antioxidants. Aside from being able to help your body on the inside, it can also be used on your skin. Another use of leftover wine is as remedy for a bruise. Wine contains flavonoids that can soften the skin tissue and acts as disinfectant as well. Apply a few amounts to help bruises heal quickly.
Use it to Clean Fruits and Vegetables
Aside from water, there are other elements you can use to clean fruits and vegetables. Take baking soda, for example. Wine, too, can be used to kill germs and other several types of foodborne pathogens that may be present in fruits and vegetables.
Use it to Clean the Kitchen
The cleaning abilities of wine can be used not only to get rid of the stains on your countertop, but disinfect other kitchen surfaces as well. Since most bacteria in the kitchen are found on the countertop, a bottle of wine should be enough to get the job done.
Use it to Remove Stains
If you’re wondering how you can get rid of the stains on your driveway and garage floor, get that bottle of leftover wine and pour it on the stained areas. The acidity of the alcohol in the wine will help dissolve the stains.
Use it to Clean Glass
Since leftover wine that is nearly spoiled is on its way to turn into vinegar, it makes sense that it can be used to clean dirty glass. No need to use a large amount, though. Simply add a tablespoon or two to a bottle of water and apply it on mirrors, and windows. It works like a charm.
Use it to Trap Flies
Fly traps can be expensive, so if you have leftover wine in your house, try to use it to trap flies instead. Wine is naturally aromatic and can attract flies. Pour a few amounts into a glass with a wide opening. Cover the glass with plastic wrap with holes poked into it. The flies will be attracted to the glass of wine and will enter the glass through the holes, but they won’t be able to get out.
Use it as Vinegar
This is your last resort if all else fails. After a few weeks, the leftover wine will transform into vinegar on its own.