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sherry wine vinegar substitution

Halie Jun 23, 2008 10:54 AM

could I substitute another kind of vinegar for sherry wine without any major ill effects? I don't really mind if it tastes differently.

any suggestions on which kind to use? I have red wine, balsamic, rice, apple, etc.

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  1. everydayfoodie RE: Halie Jun 23, 2008 12:13 PM

    Of all that you've listed, the red wine is probably you best first substitute. I'd worry that the rice would be too light, the balsamic to heavy, and the apple to acidic.

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    1. re: everydayfoodie
      cocktailhour RE: everydayfoodie Jun 23, 2008 12:56 PM

      Red would be my first choice too. Perhaps cider vinegar, depending on the use and recipe, etc.

      1. re: cocktailhour
        MMRuth RE: cocktailhour Jun 23, 2008 01:22 PM

        I agree w/ red wine vinegar, or maybe even half red/half white. Sherry vinegar does have a distinctive taste, and I'd be hesitant to use cider vinegar (though I also just don't like cider vinegar!).

    2. Halie RE: Halie Jun 23, 2008 07:05 PM

      thanks! I'm making gazpacho.

      maybe I'll do a taste test and try a little of the red wine and white vs. red wine, etc.

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        Gail RE: Halie Jun 23, 2008 07:15 PM

        I have trouble finding it, but Champagne vinegar might be a good substitute if you can find it.

        1. alkapal RE: Halie Jun 24, 2008 01:00 AM

          i'd think red wine vinegar as a sub in the gazpacho. which did you use and how did it turn out for you?

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            morwen RE: Halie Jun 24, 2008 09:06 AM

            The gazpacho recipe I use calls for red wine vinegar from the getgo. But in the past I've flamed off a little sherry and mixed it with rice vinegar to get the sherry taste. Can't seem to find sherry vinegar on the shelves of the local stores. Every other type of vinegar including raspberry but not sherry.

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