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Old 05-29-2019, 07:09 PM   #1
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Why do they sell cooking wine?

I've been cooking for 30 + years, which is the same amount of time Ive been watching cooking shows on tv, attending cooking demos, taking cooking classes and collecting cook books.

I have never ever , not once, came across someone recommending to use cooking wine. All speak against using it and advise to use a wine that you like for cooking.

Has anyone come across a situation where cooking wine is preferred ?
If not, who is buying it and why ?

Im just asking, cause im currently watching lidia and , once again, she frowned upon using cooking wine and gave the expected response as mentioned above.

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Old 05-29-2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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Cooking wine has no rightful place on this planet.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:38 PM   #3
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Cooking wine can be sold anywhere. You don't need a liquor license to sell it. Primarily because no one would voluntarily drink it.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:38 PM   #4
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Truth be told, I bought cooking wine when I was a young bride and too young to buy the real thing. I've never bought it again.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:48 PM   #5
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I did buy it once ( back in the day) and I also received it as a gift once. I did the best with what I had , as I didn't want to waste it. But ive never purchased it again.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:32 PM   #6
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Some cooking wines that aren't bad are the oriental wines, which also have salt added to them, so they can be sold in grocery stores. But those are more or less standard ingredients in those cuisines, unlike those horrible things in our grocery stores.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:49 PM   #7
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A throwback to Prohibition, make it nasty and undrinkable. I've never used it, yuck!
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:53 PM   #8
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A throwback to Prohibition, make it nasty and undrinkable. I've never used it, yuck!
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:23 AM   #9
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I thought it was a throwback to the days of servants. It was to keep the cook and other servants from drinking it.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:31 AM   #10
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Cooking wine is so-called, I think, because the salt in it inhibits the growth of the microorganisms that produce acetic acid This will preserve a bottle which may be opened and used occasionally over a long period of time.
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