Celebrate Drink Wine Day with these 12 red- and white-wine recipes


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You know what today is? We checked the old Google Machine and it says that February 18 is Drink Wine Day. It's got a Facebook page, so it must be true. To celebrate the day, we rounded up a dozen ways to have your red and white wine and eat it, too, in a manner of speaking. Have fun, and drink responsibly!


First, the red

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1. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Yeah Imma Eat That 

Yeah Imma Eat That sagely points out that we eat chocolate with wine, so why not put chocolate in wine? Fair warning, though, the results are beyond rich. So you may want to sip from a smaller glass than serve in a large mug.


2. Red Wine Berry Spritzer

Aggie's Kitchen 

Aggie's Kitchen recommends you not use your best bottle of red for this spritzer — it's not necessary. You can also use frozen blueberries or raspberries or both. Sip to your heart's content while daydreaming of warmer days to come.


3. Chocolate Red Wine Loaf

Heather's French Press 

You don't need to wait for the holiday to make this decadent concoction from Heather's French Press. ChocolatRouge is a blend of rich chocolate and fine red wine, typically an after-dinner drink enjoyed on the rocks. But it's the star ingredient in this dark chocolate loaf cake. Not all the wine bakes off, so it's not a suitable dessert for the under 21 set or those who don't drink alcohol.


4. Marinated Flank Steak

Credit: André Baranowski for Saveur 

We picked this recipe from Saveur because, well, look at it. But pretty much anything from beef tips to beef stew and any red meat dish in between is going to taste like heaven when marinated in some type of red wine sauce.


5. Red Wine Burgers

Neighbor Food 

Case in point, these red wine burgers by Neighbor Food. As if the red wine weren't delivering enough of a kick, these burgers are ridiculously flavorful thanks to the caramelized onions and goat cheese. Add them to the list of 11 juicy burgers that you (also) need to try right now.


6. Drunken Pasta

The Italian Dish 

What about some red wine pasta? The Italian Dish's recipe definitely turned our heads and got our stomachs growling. The wine mostly cooks off and leaves you with pink noodles that are flavorful but won't get you drunk. A Chianti or a Zinfandel works great here.