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Sherry Vinegar

Sherry vinegar is a gourmet wine vinegar made from Sherry, a fortified Spanish wine originating from the Andalusian region. It is highly valued for its deep, complex flavor profile, which can be nutty, oaky, and slightly sweet or fruity. Sherry vinegar varies in taste and hue depending on its age, with older varieties having a more concentrated, darker, and intense flavor. Sherry vinegar is particularly well-suited for recipes requiring an assertive tang, such as salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. It also serves as a great deglazing liquid to enhance the flavor of meat and poultry dishes or can be drizzled over fruits and vegetables before roasting to impart a unique, rich taste.
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CAL / 100G
$0.76
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sherry vinegar
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Sherry Vinegar FAQ
Many amateur cooks and even some seasoned home cooks often overlook sherry vinegar due to unfamiliarity or the slightly higher cost compared to other vinegars. Yet, its unique taste and versatility can significantly elevate a variety of dishes. The most common question when cooking with it is 'What can I substitute for sherry vinegar?' since it is not a staple in most kitchens. What people get wrong is using the same amount of other vinegars as a substitute; sherry vinegar has a complex and slightly sweet flavor profile, and using a more acidic vinegar in equal amount could overpower the dish. To get the most out of sherry vinegar, use it sparingly as a finish or when deglazing a pan to subtly heighten other flavors. A little-known tip is its compatibility with beans and legumes; a splash of sherry vinegar can revive lentil or chickpea dishes.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does sherry vinegar expire?
Unopened sherry vinegar can last indefinitely if kept in a cool, dark place and sealed properly. However, for the best flavor, it's recommended to use it within 2 years. Once opened, it will gradually lose its unique flavor over time. It should maintain top quality for about 2 years but can still be used for up to 5 years if stored correctly. Freezing sherry vinegar is not necessary or recommended as it will not extend its shelf life.
How do you tell if sherry vinegar is bad?
Most common visual signs of spoilage in sherry vinegar are a change in color, the presence of sediment or a 'mother' (a blob-like substance often formed during fermentation), and changes in smell. However, these aren't always indicative of spoilage, but rather natural ageing processes. A tasting test is typically the most reliable way to determine if it's gone off. If it has sprung an unholy smell or has an unpleasant taste, it's time to discard it.
Tips for storing sherry vinegar to extend shelf life
• Keep your sherry vinegar in a cool, dark place like your pantry or a cupboard. Direct light and heat will degrade its quality over time. • Make sure the cap or cork is always tightly sealed when not in use. Exposure to air can also lead to a loss of flavor and 'flat' taste. • Avoid using metal or reactive containers for storage as they can alter the vinegar’s flavor.
EXPIRES WITHIN
19 - 29
MONTHS
Health Info
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VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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