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.