Expert tips for cooking with wine from the Williams-Sonoma TASTE blog.
A good wine can elevate your cooking — not just as a drink pairing, but as a key ingredient, too. Wine adds a subtle depth of flavor and a hint of acidity to foods as they cook, balancing the flavors of finished dishes. It can also tenderize meats, enhance sauces, and take center stage, when appropriate. Read on for our top tips for cooking with wine, and save those half-empty bottles — they’ll keep in the fridge for up to a week when recorked, ready to use in your favorite dishes.
Don’t cook with anything you won’t drink. Whatever wine you choose for cooking, it should taste good! Skip any wines labeled for cooking, which often contain salt and preservatives.