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Feb 16, 2010 10:43 AM

Substitute for white wine?

I am preparing a recipe that calls for 1/2 C of white wine for acidity. What would be a suitable substitute? I am considering a few splashes of rice wine vinegar or champagne vinegar... other suggestions?


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      1. re: bluqueen77

        I've used lemon juice out of desperation before, and it works okay, but that campagne vinegar would be just right.

    1. As a side note...... I use vermouth when I'm out of white wine when deglazing a pan. It's a little more herbaceous than white wine but can impart a nice flavor.

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      1. re: Lenox637

        I use vermouth too. Julia Child used to recommend it because it was predictable, unlike wine, which can vary from bottle to bottle.

        1. re: cocktailhour

          Question - I'm not a wine drinker and I'd like to sub vermouth. After a perusal at the liquor store, do I want dry or sweet vermouth to stand in? Or does it depend on the recipe? I'd mostly be using it to finish tomato and / or fish dishes.

          1. re: JerryMe

            You want the dry. The sweet vermouth is really quite sweet, more like a sub for sherry or port, tho' with a different flavor.

              1. re: invinotheresverde

                Thank you Visciole and Invinotheresverde! Off to the liquor store!

      2. I have been using dry vermouth as a white wine sub for years and it has never disappointed!!!! I have had best luck with Martini & Rossi extra dry.

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