Red wine: we all know it and many of us love it, but did you know it has some weird uses other than being a wonderful fermented grape beverage? Studies have shown that a glass a day can help your heart and your happiness, but have you ever thought what else you can use red wine for?
Red wine is wonderful when used in cooking, as it can add unique qualities to many dishes. But if you're looking to do something different with your luscious red, try using it in your skincare routine and or for your next fun stay at-home spa day. Mixing red wine into a facial mask, your bath tub , and or a nice foot bath can add some great benefits to your skin as well as your happiness.
If you're into more of an organic and environmentally friendly way to use your wine, then add some to your compost for a garden that will be full of life, energy, and substance. Grapes grow on vines that are planted in the ground, so why not give back to your garden? Another way to use red wine you particularly didn't care for is to dye some shirts or shoes with it. Imagine: you can have a new outfit, real wine-colored shoes, and you didn't throw away any money -- now that's simple and stylish!
Now of course you may want to have less-expensive wines for the more fashion-focused and skin care uses, but always remember to have fun, be creative, and know there's always time for really great wine!
-Sara Lehman, The Daily Meal
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