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balsamic vinegar

of the many brands and prices, how do I pick the best balsamic to start experimenting with? My principal use will be in salads.

asked by GinoandAlice almost 6 years ago

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drbabs

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added almost 6 years ago

Is there a shop near you that does tastings? I spent a fun afternoon recently trying different vinegars in a local specialty store.

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Maedl

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added almost 6 years ago

Cook's Illustrated often tests products and publishes the results. The magazine--or website if you have a digital subscription--is always a good place to start.

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pierino

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added almost 6 years ago

Fini is a good brand (for commercial as opposed to artisinal balsamics). From Modena in Italy.

You might also do a comparison with good quality, aged Spanish sherry vinaigrette. Often a better value with better flavor.

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added almost 6 years ago

Aim for a balsamic that doesn't have added sugar or artificial additives. Good ones will have an age on the bottle. 5 years or less will be fresher and sharper whereas 25 years or older are likely to require you to take out a second mortgage and probably only for the expert or the wealthy!

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added almost 6 years ago

I get my good stuff from http://fioreoliveoils.com... . I have been to the store and did the tasting... have yet to find anything better.

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added almost 6 years ago

I've used Alessi in the past for marinades and it has worked fine; not too costly either

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