Wine is an excellent drink to consume straight from the bottle into your favorite wine glasses. But for those who love to taste the best in not only their drinks but also their food as well, cooking with wine is an ultimate experience for the palate. Many enjoy going out to eat in restaurants where wine is used to prepare food but they are too timid to try cooking at home with wine themselves.
The alcohol itself in the wine plays a key role in bringing out the flavor of food unlike any other cooking liquid can from water to butter. Cooking with wine allows the fats to dissolve allowing each of the ingredients to contribute their own unique taste to the combination. It is important for chefs to allow the wine to completely cook off so as to avoid any harsh taste in the food. Also the pan should be allowed to breathe while the wine is cooking off so that it is allowed to evaporate.
Wine enthusiasts should take the time to fill their wine baskets with wines that are full of tannins, low in acids and full of flavor and experiment with cooking at home with wine for new taste experiences.