GOT WINE? Ugh oh… Cooking Hacks From Sweet Basil

So…your recipe calls for white wine…You need a kid friendly version or you don’t have any on hand (or enough to spare. I’m NOT judging!) Here are a few tricks to keep your cool and finish that dish! You can use the same amount of these substitutions, or mix in a little water. Need a recipe? Try this Savory Braised Chicken.

Wine subs


Apple cider vinegar, works fantastic in sweet and tangy Chicken and pork dishes.

Dry Vermouth.


White grape juice.

White wine vinegar.

Lemon juice. This replicates the tanginess of wine. Dilute with an equal part of water.


Red wine vinegar.

Grape, pomegranate or cranberry juice. (The cranberry would make a great glaze!)

Chicken, beef or herb stock, with 1 tbsp. vinegar per cup of stock.


Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. Look for us on PinterestYoutubeInstagramGoogle+ and Twitter. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Photo courtesy of Inlander. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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