7 Surprising Uses for Plastic Wrap
Sure, it's your go-to for wrapping up leftovers, but this multitasker does a lot more than just keep food fresh. We did a little research and talked to experts to find a few brilliant alternative uses.
Remove Cork Taint from Wine
A good bottle of wine can turn bad thanks to "cork taint", a musty taste that comes from higher levels of the chemical trichloranisole (TCA)
. While it's not actually harmful, the flavor is unpleasant and most people end up dumping the "tainted" bottles down the drain. But according toThe LA Times Wine section
, a little plastic wrap can solve the issue.
Loosely wad up about a square foot of plastic wrap and put it in a pitcher, pour the wine over the plastic wrap and swirl it in the pitcher for five or ten minutes. (You can repeat the process for especially stubborn cases.)
Why It Works:
The polyethylene in plastic wrap works to absorb the TCA for better-tasting wine.