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Beer Vinegar: Be Careful of Kegs
Just a quick note on those making vinegar from commercial beer. Of course if you want to make a large quantity, kegs are the economical and efficient way to go. I have experience (as have some customers) with kegs though and the lack of cleanliness in many kegs, especially those on loan from beer stores, can often ruin your fermentation … Read More
Could balsamic vinegar ever become an asset class?
I have a feeling every oenophile that clicks on this post is probably laughing hysterically at the headline. For decades, fine wine has been bought and sold by not just individuals but also auctioned in high end auction houses such as Southeby’s and Christie’s for ungodly sums due to fine wine’s ability to both retain its value and grow in … Read More
High temperatures threaten balsamic vinegars in Italy
A recent story in the vinegar world of Italy is the effect of extended record high temperatures on traditional balsamic vinegar makers in Modena and Reggio Emilia. In particular, the ‘il caldo africano’, a heavy, hot wind that blows into Italy from North Africa, has set record high temperatures for weeks of July and August. This is not as much … Read More
The Supreme Court – and Apple Cider Vinegar!
With the Supreme Court in the news, it may be a good moment to go back in time to a landmark Supreme Court case focusing on none other than vinegar! In the early 20th century during the Progressive Era, many landmark reforms for food and drug quality were passed. Vinegar became drawn up in many of the reforms of the … Read More
A short history of vinegar in pre-modern Korea
Read the full book on the history of vinegar, Vinegar, The Eternal Condiment available on Amazon! Korea has an old vinegar culture dating back over a thousand years. While Korean vinegar history has been less thoroughly documented, especially in English, there are many references to recipes and processes for manufacturing of vinegar as well as culinary and medicinal uses. The … Read More
MOOO! What is whey vinegar?
When you think of vinegar, apple cider, wine, balsamic, or spirit/alcohol/white distilled are likely the first to come to mind. However, with vinegar there are always so many possibilities since anything with sugar can ferment to alcohol and anything with alcohol can ferment to vinegar. It would shock many people to know vinegar can come from milk, but milk has … Read More
The Legend of China’s Shanxi Vinegar
An interesting video (Chinese audio, English subs) about the history of Chinese vinegar, Shanxi vinegar in particular, by Shanxi Zilin Vinegar
China’s “Four Famous Vinegars”
Part I on the history of Chinese vinegar Part II on the fermentation process of Chinese vinegar Read the full book on the history of vinegar, Vinegar, The Eternal Condiment available on Amazon! China has four famous vinegars that are renowned throughout the country and important for their respective regional cuisines. Here we discuss them. It is helpful to read … Read More
All about Sherry Vinegar (Vinagre de Jerez)
Read the full book on the history of vinegar, Vinegar, The Eternal Condiment available on Amazon! The vinagre de Jerez or sherry vinegar is a unique product of Jerez de la Frontera, a town in the Spanish province of Cádiz in the region of Andalusía. Like most of Europe, wine making in Spain extends back to Roman times, or perhaps … Read More