How is vinegar made?
Making vinegar is a process of two types of fermentation: alcohol fermentation and acid fermentation. Basically, the alcohol that results from alcohol fermentation gets turned into an acidic liquid, which is vinegar. That’s why vinegars can be sorted out into different types of wine vinegar and champagne vinegar, because they all start with alcohol fermentation.
What is the difference between wine vinegar and other vinegars?
The taste of each vinegar is based on what type of alcohol is used in the fermentation process. Red wine vinegar, for instance, tends to have a delicate, fruity taste. White wine vinegar tastes similar, but tends to be less sweet than red wine vinegar. Sherry vinegar is somewhat like balsamic vinegar, except with a nuttier taste.
What is the difference between white wine vinegar and champagne vinegar?
Well, what is the difference between white wine and champagne? Champagne tends to have a lighter, brighter taste than white wine vinegar, which is exactly what you’ll get with champagne vinegar. However, the two can definitely be substituted for each other.
How do I know which vinegar I should use?
It all depends on the kind of recipe you’re trying to make. Think about how you generally pair your wine with your meals. For dinner recipes, red wine works best with hearty meats and vegetables. White wine vinegar is better for dinner recipes that involve chicken and fish. White wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar are the two most common types of vinegar used in baking and dessert recipes.