Feb 09 2017


When the last bottle from the night before is half-empty, it makes sense that you want to finish off the bottle without letting it go to waste. You won’t want to store an open bottle in your contemporary wine racks, but similarly, you might not feel like drinking the rest of the wine. So, what’s the solution?

Wine can be an excellent addition to a meal. A great way to use up any leftover wine is to include it when you are busy cooking to add an extra special flavour and taste to the dish. Pairing the right wine with the right food can be tricky, but when done right the result is a wonderfully delicious dinner that is sure to wow your friends and family.

We have put together a list of a few of our favourite recipes including wine for you to try out. So grab a bottle from your contemporary wine rack and get experimenting!

Pork Chops with Mustard and White Wine Sauce

Spice up your pork chops for a new twist on a classic dish. Serve with a tangy, flavourful sauce comprised of shallots, a dry white wine, two tablespoons of heavy cream and one tablespoon of mustard. Drizzle over the pork and top with tarragon for a delicious meal.

Red Wine Bolognese

A delicious twist on a classic Italian dish, this red wine Bolognese is sure to become a firm favourite. Add a generous serving of dry red wine to cooked minced beef, then simmer until the wine has almost evaporated. Next, add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a sprinkling of salt, pepper and nutmeg; stir until the sauce thickens. Finish off with some fresh parsley and serve with spaghetti for a hearty Italian meal.

Simple Cheesy Bread

A quick and easy, filling meal perfect for cold winter evenings. Simply place small chunks of baguette into a baking dish, add sliced onion and ham, then pour a dose of white wine over the top and finish off with grated cheese. Bake until the cheese has melted then serve piping hot.

Garlic and White Wine Chicken

Another delicious winter dish, this chicken meal is a flavour feast. Season the chicken with oregano, salt and pepper before cooking, then brown it off. Add the chicken to a cooking pot with onion, garlic, peppers, and plenty of dry white wine, then cook until the chicken is done. Serve with rice.

Coq Au Vin

A staple dish, use a rich red wine to really bring out the flavours in Coq Au Vin. Sauté your mushrooms then add your chosen herbs or spices before stirring in some full-bodied red wine. Add the chicken to the mix and simmer until done, making sure the chicken is cooked, and the sauce has thickened. Enjoy!

Browse our contemporary wine racks to find the perfect accompaniment to these wine-infused dishes and prepare for a delicious dinner!