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Substitute for white wine?

bluqueen77 Feb 16, 2010 10:43 AM

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. invinotheresverde RE: bluqueen77 Feb 16, 2010 10:45 AM

    The vinegar will be fine.

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      bluqueen77 RE: invinotheresverde Feb 16, 2010 02:24 PM

      Great -- thanks for your help!

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        invinotheresverde RE: bluqueen77 Feb 16, 2010 03:48 PM

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

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      Lenox637 RE: bluqueen77 Feb 16, 2010 02:40 PM

      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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        cocktailhour RE: Lenox637 Feb 16, 2010 04:09 PM

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

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          JerryMe RE: cocktailhour Feb 18, 2010 12:12 PM

          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.

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            visciole RE: JerryMe Feb 18, 2010 12:27 PM

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

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              invinotheresverde RE: visciole Feb 18, 2010 02:04 PM

              Agreed, dry.

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                JerryMe RE: invinotheresverde Feb 19, 2010 07:48 AM

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

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        audreyhtx1 RE: bluqueen77 Apr 24, 2011 08:23 AM

        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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          noodlepoodle RE: audreyhtx1 Apr 25, 2011 05:57 PM

          Same with me, Audrey. Works well.

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