No worries! It's OK to have leftovers of wine!
There are a few things we can do with leftover wine, so before you pour it down the drain, take a minute to think about doing one of the following:
1) Save it for later.
If it's a bottle you enjoyed and you just didn't get around to finishing because your head was already spinning, or Aunt Bessie made you spend the last 2 hours customizing a doggie-platter for her, don't think you have to toss the bottle.
number of models available. I happen to prefer the vacu-vin, but most are very inexpensive and remove all the oxygen from the bottle. Another idea is a spray bottle of nitrogen. Just shoot a bit into the bottle and quickly replace the cork. The inert gas will remove the oxygen and will prevent oxidization.Also, I prefer to keep my leftover bottles in my wine fridge rather than leaving out on the counter.
3) I said "Mull It, not Mullet"
Several friends just got back from Prague where one of their favorite things was the street cart selling warm mulled wine. Mulling spices are great and go super with red wine, so try a mulling recipe or two on a cold fall or winter evening with your leftovers.
So, save the drain, especially if you're on a septic system and use your leftovers..it's a great, green and artisinal way to enjoy what was yesterday's bottle, today or tomorrow!