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May 9, 2008 11:48 AM

mass market red wine vinegar

Any suggestions? I have some really cheap stuff that destroys anything its in.

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  1. I use to buy Pompei, not expensive but I found it so good. Can't find anymore.

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    1. re: chef chicklet

      What a hoot!! I never realized this was actually called Pompeian. I never noticed the an. Anyway I see that I can get 12 bottles on Amazon....they must have this somewhere... I thought about it when I was eating my salad with red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing tonight. love that.

    2. Cento red wine vinegar is my favorite mass market vinegar. Not too sharp.

      1. I have Pompeian in my cabinet right now...have also enjoyed Cento..would go with either but I read an article the other day at Cooks Illustrated where they tested red wine vinegars and the conclusion was NOT to purchase gourmet versions of this particular vinegar...that the grocery store is a fine place to purchase it.
        Okay, I HAD to go look for the link, here it is (sheesh!):

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        1. re: Val

          thanks for that link. I have regina brand vinegar, and apparently cooks illustrated agrees that its terrible.

          1. re: Danimal

            Also, did everyone here already know that the brand "Cento" is pronounced
            "Chento"? I did not know that til I saw a commercial for it on tv recently...I'd been going around pronouncing it "Sento." Just wanted to share....

        2. Colavita brand aged white wine vinegar is very good. I'm sure the red is comparable in quality, and both come very reasonably priced in convenient 17oz bottles.

          1. Decent balsamic from Modena can be bought at a very good price. Granted that it may not have the bite you're looking for but ...