Cooking with wine adds hidden depths and complexity to sauces, poaching fruit and slow cooking meat. Whilst the style of wine needn't dominate your recipe decision, make sure it is of sufficient quality that you wouldn't mind pouring yourself a glass whilst you cook.
All these recipes use wine in varying degrees, whether it is one of the main ingredients, as in coq au vin, or just a splash to add depth to an accompanying sauce. Find out more about how you could be cooking with wine in the recipes below starting with the basics on how to make the best red wine sauce.
Check out this video from our trusted friends at ChefSteps.com with an in-depth guide on how to make the perfect steak with red wine sauce. Once you've mastered this you never need be short of a decadent dinner idea. Learn more here.