There are different types of vinegars you can make at home. Balsamic vinegar is a type of vinegar made from grape must. Cider vinegar is made from fermented apple juice. Finally, wine vinegar is a product obtained after fermentation of the wine. Each of these vinegars has its own characteristics and flavours.
To make your own vinegar, you need a glass container (preferably half a litre or a litre), a waterproof stopper (to prevent insects and other pests from getting in), a funnel, unfiltered wine or cider (preferably organic) and time. Vinegar is made through alcoholic fermentation conducted by acetic bacteria. These bacteria occur naturally on grapes and must, but they may be eliminated by the wine filtration process. This is why it is important to use unfiltered wine. You can also take fruits, herbs and spices to flavour your vinegar.
Even simpler, invest in a vinaigrier. This is a container in which white or red wine is poured. The vinaigrier must be placed in a cool and dark place for a minimum of 8 weeks. During this period, the wine transforms into acetic acid thanks to the action of bacteria in the air.
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