The ambivalent status of French Vinegar

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French vinegar is good, but can it stand out? If there would be a country responsible for the development and refinement of vinegar in modern Europe, it would be France. Through the pre-Revolution corporations in many cities, especially the vinegar “capital” of Orléans, the Western traditional method of vinegar making matured from the 14th to 18th centuries. Though France was … Read More

The Global Trade in Vinegar 2015

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A short overview of the global trade in vinegar in 2015 in a couple of graphs. First the exporters. Not surprising Italy is largest with a share of almost 50%, largely due to the popularity of balsamic. Spain has actually outpaced France and Germany, two traditional powerhouses, to become number three. Wine vinegar and sherry vinegar are a big part … Read More