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White Balsamic Vinegar – a Twist on The Traditional Balsamic

December 3, 2009

  White balsamic vinegar. What is it? Where does it come from? What is the difference? White balsamic vinegar is not a traditional balsamic, but it is similar in flavor and use. Traditional and commercial balsamic vinegar is made by taking ripe grapes which are crushed into what is called a “must”, a combination of […]

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Trader Giottos (Trader Joe’s) – Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

November 6, 2009

  Name – Trader Giottos (Trader Joe’s) – Balsamic Vinegar of Modena First Taste Thought – Vinegar This is a very tangy everyday balsamic vinegar.  The vinegar flavor is very pronounced.  This would be a good balsamic for making salad dressings and reductions.  I would not recommend it for drizzling directly on food as the […]

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Colavita – Balsamic Vinegar – Sweet Vinegar of Modena

October 18, 2009

  Name – Colavita Aged Balsamic Vinegar – Sweet Vinegar of Modena First Taste Thought – Vinegar Colavita uses their own rating system.  This Balsamic Vinegar has been rated a “6 star” by Colavita.  I would equate the flavor and consistency to a “red label, 1 leaf” Balsamic Vinegar.  The vinegar flavor and sourness is […]

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