Alternative Uses for Wine
I was wondering what else do people do with wine other than drink it? I came up with quite a few things and hope you too have some alternative uses to contribute to the article! If so, please add them in a message in the comments box or let us know if you have tried any of these or others.
Ladies, this is great for crafts, curtains, anything you use fabric for! Apparently deep red wine is great for dying or staining fabrics! To do this you would simply soak the fabric to a shade slightly darker than what you would want and then wring it out using cold water and then dry to set the color.
Can wine make your skin softer? Apparently so! There seems to be a growing number of people who use wine in their bath water! Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives is one such believer in the benefits of wine for the skin.
It seemed odd to me at first, only because I would be afraid to pour wine on anything, but white wine may be really good for getting red wine, grape juice, and other such dark staining liquids out of carpets! It seems you just pour it on and the stain disappears!
In checking this out a bit further I found in 2005 it was reported that Mark Daeschel, a Microbiologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, was developing a new use for white wine. This definitly makes me feel much more confident to try it knowing the subject has been researched by a microbiologist. According to Mr. Daeschel, the alcohol in wine can efficiently remove countertop stains and even clean fruit!
My best take from my research article ~ He also knows there's more to wine than meets the eye. "It's just not the alcohol alone. It's not the acids alone. It's the two when you put them together," Daeschel says. The wine acts as a disinfectant and kills salmonella, a common food-borne bacterium, within a few seconds. He estimates for every 100 gallons of drinkable wine, there's one gallon that's undrinkable. "It needs to be recycled, reused, or otherwise it gets just dumped into our waste drain." ~ So Daeschel set out to make a natural cleaner with it and was awaiting a patent on his wine cleaner in 2005 when the articles I gathered my research from were posted. I wonder if he got it?!
How about getting grease spills off the garage floor? There seem to be any number of things you can do with wine or leftover wine.
Along with recycling and reusing the undrinkable wine like Mr. Daeschel suggests, we can be resourceful in other ways and really go green with it while helping the Earth out and all the people in it!
My next best take from my research articles ~ Apparently Prince Charles' income grew last year, while his carbon footprint shrank. The eco-friendly prince even has an Aston Martin that runs on biodiesel made from wine! ~
Please contribute to this article by leaving your comments below especially if you have any other great uses for wine, leftover wine or undrinkable wine.