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11 Wine Hacks Every Twentysomething Should Know

Who knew you could do all these things with wine? Drink only the best with Bordeaux Wine.

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1. Filter cork pieces out of wine by pouring it through a coffee filter first.

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2. A lot of cheeses are better paired with white wines, not reds.

Pair goat cheeses with white wine, especially Sauvignon Blanc. More info here.
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Pair goat cheeses with white wine, especially Sauvignon Blanc. More info here.

3. Don't have a corkscrew? A hammer and nail — or a screw, screwdriver, and a pair of pliers — could help you out.

Find out how here.
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Find out how here.

4. Keep your white wine cool without diluting it by throwing in a few frozen grapes.

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5. When hosting a party, put out rubber bracelets for people to put around their glasses to prevent confusion.

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6. Neutralize red wine stains with table salt and white wine.

Yes, really! Get more information on how to clean red wine spills here.
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Yes, really! Get more information on how to clean red wine spills here.

7. Need to chill your wine in a hurry? Wrap a linen towel around it and place it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

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Voila! Get the full instructions here.

8. If you (somehow) have leftover white wine, add a splash to a simple pasta dish to add some depth to the flavor.

Get the recipe for this simple chicken pasta in white wine sauce here.
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Get the recipe for this simple chicken pasta in white wine sauce here.

9. If you have leftover red, save it to make amazing desserts like a blueberry red wine sorbet.

Get the full recipe for this refreshing treat here.
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Get the full recipe for this refreshing treat here.

10. If you're packing a bottle of wine for a trip, insert it into a pool floatie or a sock to protect it.

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11. Or get a special wine carrier for your bicycle so you can travel in style with your favorite bottle.