...first of all, let me say how sorry I am. Kidding! Sometimes, it's just got to be done.
So many recipes call for wine, like my top-five-fave, stroganoff. But there are plenty of surprising substitutes, which will work fine for you - if you don't have any vino handy.
[Insert joke here, if you are one of my saucy girlfriends! LOL]
Cooking weblog The Kitchn encourages readers to choose their substitute based on the wine's purpose in the recipe. For example, if it calls for red wine, to add acidity, balsamic vinegar will work just as well. But get a really good, sweet one... spend a little more.
If you need to replace the sweetness of white wine, try adding some sugar or honey. If you aren't sure what the wine is needed for, chicken stock or vegetable stock offer safe alternatives.