Wine problem

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by smokeymose, May 22, 2016.

  1. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Well, I have our favorite Hot Italian recipe ready to go. Casings are soaking and the cut up Pork is thawed enough to grind. It calls for a cup of red wine. We always have an opened bottle of cheap red for cooking in the fridge. Not today:icon_confused:
    There's a bottle of Sutter Home White Zinfadel and a couple bottles of Sangria in the pantry. Can I use the Sangria? We're not big wine drinkers, but keep some for company and I hate to uncork the 2012 Sutter Home for a cup to make sausage...
    Dan
     
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SM, I would use what is called for, isn't sangria some kind of fruity stuff ? 
     
  3. schlotz

    schlotz Meat Mopper

    White Zin is sweet! ..and I'll bet the store bought Sangria is fruity & somewhat sweet as well.  Neither, are really a good choice IMO.
     
  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the input, guys!
    I'm going with the Sangria. I believe it has a red wine base. Charting new waters and all that :)
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    SM I usually buy some of the real small bottles just for that.Good luck hope it turns out good for you.

    Richie
     
  6. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Well, the test pattie almost made SWMBO swoon.
    I've just changed our "untouchable" recipe to call for sangria instead of red wine...

    :sausage:
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SM, I'm glad it was a hit with the "boss"!
     
  8. schlotz

    schlotz Meat Mopper

    Great to hear.  Always nice to get points from the boss [​IMG]
     
  9. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    At the end of the day, it's the most important part :)
    It means I live to smoke or stuff again!
    :yahoo:
     
  10. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad it turned out! That white zin is kind of old and that type of wine doesn't generally age well FWIW.
     
  11. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    My simple rule of thumb regarding cooking with wine:

    if I wouldn't drink it (whatever wine is chosen) in a glass, I certainly wouldn't add it to food.

    Glad yours turned out! Happy wife, happy life!  [​IMG]  
     
  12. schlotz

    schlotz Meat Mopper

    Couldn't agree more [​IMG], if I won't drink it, I won't cook with it ! ...ergo I never buy it LOL
     
  13. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Shows how much I know about wine LOL
     

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