A Bottle of Wine…. A Water Bottle!

What do you see when you look at the picture above?

A refreshing option instead of still water?

That’s precisely what I see; but it was only a few weeks ago that I learned that’s not the only thing a glass bottle of Pellegrino is good for.

Let’s take it from the top.

I’ve never been shy about the fact that I love a nice glass of Cab.  I’d even go so far as to say I’m kind of a wine snob.  As such, I like to keep my kitchen equipped with all the necessary accouterments; a nice wine key, a decanter, a vacuum stopper and so on.

But at a recent dinner party during which perhaps one too many nice bottles of wine were opened, I found myself in a pinch.  What to do with the rest of the bottle?  (One friend later suggested I should have just downed it all, but that’s a little much for one person!)  

Needless to say, I hadn’t brought the vacuum stopper and I was less than confident that using the cork would serve to keep the wine intact.

So, I did a quick google search and found that an empty water bottle can be used in a pinch and refrigerated (even a red).

I thought it would make a good experiment not only to test the theory, but to really test this theory.  The hostess and I poured the rest of the wine into the glass bottle, twisted it shut tightly and placed it in the back of the fridge…and left it there.

And left it there.

And left it there.

A few weeks later, we brought it out to rise to room temperature and poured a small glass each. 

I was expecting something akin to vinegar so I gingerly raised the glass to mouth and took a tiny sip.

It was good!

Actually, it was really good.

Who knew!

Leave it to a simple fix like reusing a glass water bottle to come to the rescue.

I’ll bet I don’t even really need all the wine toys…