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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 4 years ago
2 answers 2316 views
Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

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

added over 4 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.)