Kitchen Tip Thursdays: Types of Vinegars and Ways to Use Them

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Happy Thursday Everyone!! We hope you enjoyed your holiday. It’s almost time for the weekend. Today in the kitchen we are going to talk about vinegar. We will explore different types of vinegar and ways to use them into your everyday meals.

Vinegar can be used to create a marinade, a sauce, a vinaigrette, or just add a burst of flavor to a dish. Store vinegar in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and they should last six to eight months.

Red Wine Vinegar is made from fermented red wine, has a bold flavor. Can used for braises, dressings, a simple vinaigrette and marinades.

White Wine Vinegar is mostly used to make creamy dressings, adds flavor to reductions and sauces like hollandaise and Bearnaise.

Champagne Vinegar is made from the same grapes as champagne, pinot noir, and chardonnay. Less acidic than red or white wine; can have a sweet, delicate flavor to it.

Sherry Vinegar is mostly used in Spanish cooking. It’s sweet and tart with a complex flavor. Often used with red meats, and to flavor soups and sauces.

Rice Vinegar is very popular is Asian cuisine. Lightly acidic and has a sweet taste.

Apple Cider Vinegar is mostly commonly used in BBQ sauces and marinades. It can also be used as a rinse for your hair.

Distilled White Vinegar has a very high acidic level. Commonly used for pickling vegetables.

Balsamic Vinegar is popular in Italian cuisine and made from white grape juice in a wooden cask. Usually ferments for a minimum of 12 years. Used a lot in dressings and vinaigrettes.

What vinegars do you like to use when cooking?


  1. Great Tips!!
    This is first I have read your blog. I love your outlook and idea of vinegares. I can’t handle my greed to apply your ideas. I will apply these tips tomorrow. Thank for the excellent sharing.
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  3. This is such a great guide! I tend to use red wine vinegar for most of my dressings and marinades, but I think will try some white wine vinegar too, I didn’t even know it existed until I read this.

  4. Hi Kimberlee, I love Apple Cider Vinegar for its health benefits as well as the concentrated taste it brings to food. I also love using white wine vinegar in most of my meat dishes.

  5. articles about vinegar to me are not very common and i never thought of vinegar this version.

    thanks for this, it is a good one .
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