All questions

I have a dressing receipe that calls for white vinegar. I only have white "wine" vinegar in the house. Are they the same/can I substitute?

asked by kkrueger over 3 years ago
2 answers 1944 views
Cbfb27ea-071f-4941-9183-30dce4007b50.merrill
Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 3 years ago

"White vinegar" usually means distilled white vinegar, but you can definitely substitute with white wine vinegar.

Eb515e78-7387-4e72-b91d-acfa26b55b99.default-full
added over 3 years ago

They aren't exactly the same, but in my experience, white wine vinegar has a lot more flavor than just distilled white vinegar--a little sweeter, not as astringent. My guess is that your dressing will taste better for using it. (I frequently use the two interchangeably.)