The Only 3 Wine Sauces You Will Ever Need

When it comes to wine sauce, it’s easy to get intimidated. Not everyone is familiar with cooking with wine. But wine sauces are a great way to add flavor to a dish and are luckily not as hard to make as they look. You too can make a great wine sauce, guaranteed to impress guests. These are the only three wine sauces you will ever need to know. Ready to get started? Check out these simple wine sauces and dishes.

Red Wine Reduction Sauce

When it comes to wine sauce, a classic red reduction is the first recipe you need to know. Making this sauce is actually surprisingly simple. You’ll need one onion, two carrots, one stick of celery, four cloves of garlic, and two tablespoons of olive oil to accompany your red wine. You’ll require one and a half bottles of dry wine (four and a half cups) and tone bottle (3 cups) of red port wine.

Combine your vegetables and garlic in a large pot over high heat. Stir for ten minutes or until golden brown. Then add your wines and stir every so often until your mix gets reduced to a quart. This should take about an hour. Strain through a sieve into a pan and then simmer until you’re left with about two cups. Add salt and pepper and you’ve got your first red wine reduction. You can pair this with pan cooked chicken and mushroom, filet mignon, even steak. The possibilities are endless with this classic sauce.

White Wine Sauce

A white wine sauce is classic and easy to love. It’s also easy to make! For this wine sauce, you’ll need half an onion, half a cup of chicken broth, a quarter cup of your favorite white wine, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, and a quarter stick of butter. Optional: fresh chopped herbs of your choosing (chives, oregano, rosemary, etc.). When it comes to wine sauce, this is a favorite.

To make, heat a skillet on medium high. Add oil or spray to pan. Sauté your chopped onion for two minutes while stirring, then add broth, wine, and the white wine vinegar. Bring to boil and then simmer. Cook the liquid until it is about one fourth of a cup, or five minutes. Remove and put in your herbs and butter. Stir and you’re done. This goes great with fish and chicken as well as pasta.

Cream Garlic White Wine Sauce

This delicious white wine sauce is smooth, savory, and creamy to a previously unknown level of perfection. With this creamy and garlic flavored white wine sauce, you’ll have a home run. It pairs nicely with vegetables or a nice pasta. Pairing with chicken is also a great choice for this amazing wine sauce. When choosing pasta, choose your favorite or go with a lovely languid noodle, such as fettuccine or linguine. Wrapping the pasta around your fork is truly a sublime experience. How to make this wonderful sauce?

Take half a stick of butter, a full head of garlic, a bottle of white wine (preferably a dry type), half a teaspoon of salt, some freshly grated cheese such as Parmesan or your favorite delicacy of dairy, and pair with a quarter cup of heavy cream for your ingredients.

To make, melt the butter in a pot, medium to large. Chop and prep the garlic and add, sautéing. Make sure to keep a constant eye on the garlic. Cook the garlic until the pot begins to smell fragrant. Then add the wine in, the whole bottle. Throw in your pasta along with the salt and cook to the appropriate time, until pasta is evenly cooked or al dente. Then add the cream and the cheese of your choice, letting them melt. Stir often and let the liquid absorb. Ladle onto plates without straining and add some fresh herbs or pepper on top. For chicken or other ingredients, add in and follow suit just like the pasta.