Question - re: wine cheap v expensive

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Question - re: wine cheap v expensive

Cooking with wine? - Say a red wine reduction 

 

I have a question for you please.  Every so often I cook with red wine in my food - not all the time - but sometimes.   I would like to know whether or not - you would use a cheap bottle of red - I usually buy a cleanskin - half the price of a decent bottle of shiraz as an example - and have never felt as though the quality of the wine is not good enough.  I was following a forum elsewhere - where someone posted that you should never use cheap wine.   

My understanding is that the alochol is cooked off - so would it really be that bad?   Would it make a difference if I spent a lot more money - and bought an expensive bottle of wine - would there be an difference to the red wine  reduction sauce?     

Then I came across an interesting article: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/21/dining/21cook.html    

What are your opinions and what do you think?     

I have looked on the youtube channel for stellaculinary.com and could not find a discussion on cheap v expensive wine.   

I look forward to reading your replies and particularly Chef Jacob's reply.

Many thanks,

RobynH 

 

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I too don't use top bottles of wine either, but it should be something you can drink without go yuck, i would think. Especially if its for the flavor. So if you like the taste of the wine then use.....maybe its not the proper thing but hey for me economics also has a role.

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Kit, I would agree with you 100% - for me it comes down to economics - but also the desire to learn new skills.   

Maybe in the usa cheap wine is really yuckie - and you wouldn't want to pour a glass whilst you are cooking.  

Looking forwad to others input too.

 

Happy cooking! 

Robyn

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