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Old 11-13-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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White wine substitutions?


For a while I have been looking for a good white wine substitute, as I cannot have alcohol for religious reasons. I have heard of non-alcoholic white wine, but I have no clue where I could buy it. I have looked up substitutions such as chicken stock and white grape juice mixtures, but a lot of them don't sound too ideal. I have tried chicken stock as a substitute for rabbit fricassee, but it didn't turn out too well. Other than chicken stock I have not found any other good substitutions because nothing sounds as good as the real thing would be. Has anybody tried any good white wine substitutes that worked out well?

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Old 11-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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For savory dishes I would use chicken stock or water. You may have better luck if you choose recipes that don't call for wine.

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Old 11-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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Non-alcoholic wines are available at most food markets and wine/liquor stores.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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I recently made a peaches and cream sauce (for pork chops) and subbed water for the white wine, it was delicious. It was a sweet/savory sauce since it also had onions and salt in it, in addition to the peaches, sugar and heavy cream. I have also heard that you can sub chicken stock for white wine but it kind of depends on the dish.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:04 PM   #5
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Depending on what state you live in, the n/a wines are right near the regular wines. Does your religion forbid wine vinegars? A dash of vinegar (not the entire amount, mind you, just a dash) might give a dish that je ne sais quois that wine does. Try using stock for the bulk of the wine called for in the recipe. Then for a red meat dish, use beef stock with a dash of balsamic vinegar; for white meat dishes, chicken/turkey stock with a dash of rice vinegar. If allowed, sherry vinegar and malt vinegar go well in many dishes. Do NOT replace the entire amount of wine in a recipe with vinegar or it will be sour. In sweet dishes, by the way, the syrups used to flavor coffees would make a good substitute for liquers.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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Kedem grape juice?
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:23 PM   #7
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I believe all supermarkets carry non-alcoholic sparkling White grape juice and white apple cider. For cooking, I prefer the cider, but either will work. Just be aware that they will be sweeter than real wine, so taste before adding and add carefully.

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