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Old 11-10-2006, 10:36 AM   #1
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Red wine substitutions

I am looking for a substitute for red wine for one of my chicken recipes.
Does anyone have any ideas? I cannot use wine and I want to make coq co vin

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Old 11-10-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the site.

It would depend on what it is you are making and also the reason for the substitution. If you post the recipe or tell us what it is that you are making then that will help us give you a good answer.
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What GB said! And, welcome!

Are you wanting to sub because you don't want alcohol or sulfites? Or is it because you don't have any on hand?
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:10 AM   #4
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I don't care for red wine, so I generally just substitute whatever seems appropriate...for a chicken dish, I'd use chicken broth. It won't taste the same, but if you don't like the wine, that's just as well.
A lot of people use red wine in beef stew, but I add a small can of tomato sauce for richness instead.
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http://homecooking.about.com/library...blalcohol6.htm

Take a look here for a lot of different ideas and subs.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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Cooking wine is not a substitution for wine. Cooking wine IS wine, but with a ton of salt added. Nasty nasty stuff if you ask me.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:17 PM   #7
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wine subs

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http://homecooking.about.com/library...blalcohol6.htm

Take a look here for a lot of different ideas and subs.
Thank you so much for the list of substitute wines. I really appreciate it.
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:36 PM   #8
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Yea I believe it's nasty too. I just thought janden68 was looking for a non-alcoholic substitution.
Not to beat a dead horse, but it is wine--with alcohol. It is sort of like denatured alcohol--it has had so much salt added to it that it is
undrinkable as wine!! ;o)
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Unfortunately, the dish you want to make "Coq au Vin" is chicken cooked in WINE - lol!!!

If you really need to use a wine substitute, I'd be looking for a different recipe if I were you. Nothing you could possibly substitute is going to make Coq au Vin even remotely what it should be.

Now if it's just "red" wine you don't want, there are many recipes available for "white" Coq au Vin" that are equally delicious. But eliminating any & all of the wine completely from a dish with "wine" in the title is virtually impossible.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:44 PM   #10
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I am looking for a substitute for red wine for one of my chicken recipes.
Does anyone have any ideas? I cannot use wine and I want to make coq co vin
You can't make coq au vin without wine. That's like making a peanut butter sandwich without the peanut butter, I'm afraid.

I suggest choosing another recipe.
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