Look, even when wine is bad it's still good because, come on— it's wine. However, if you accidently picked up one of those overly fruity, saccharinely-sweet bottles (or let's be real, boxes) of wine on accident, you don't have to suffer through drinking it. The Huffington Post just revealed a surprisingly simple life hack that could transform your crappy wine into something delicious just by adding one pinch of something you likely already have in your home.
The trick is from Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft’s former chief technology officer. Myhrvold recently told the Wall Street Journal that he came up with the trick a few years ago when a California winemaker complained that her wine was tasting too fruity. He added a pinch of salt, which helps to eliminate the excess fruit, tannins and alcohol taste. Myhrvold reported that before long, all of his friends were shaking salt into their drinks.
Nathan Myhrvold's salt trick is just one of many tips that wine-drinkers pass on to others to improve the taste of a bottle of bad wine.
The Wall Street Journal claims that you can drop some saran wrap into a bottle of wine that was contaminated with cork taint to remove the unpleasant musty flavor. Some wine lovers put a penny into a glass of wine that is too sulfurous to remove the "warm, rotten egg smell." Ew. Others believe that putting your red wine in the blender for 30 seconds helps to aerate it, making the wine softer and easier to drink. But hey, let's be real. You're probably going to polish off the bottle even if the wine is nasty.
Let's drink to that.