I know it sounds unbelievable, but we often have wine leftover. We also have a difficult time finding a decent wine vinegar, so I had the idea of making it out of the leftover wine. After all, how hard can it be?
Actually, it turned out to be really easy! All you need is a live vinegar “mother”, add it to the wine in a wide mouth jar and put a cheese cloth over the top so mom can breath. Put it in a dark place, and wait a couple of months. Then filter, bottle and refrigerate it when it’s ready. That’s it. (note: The mother came from a couple of tablespoons of Bragg apple cider vinegar that has a live mother.)
Tip: We also wanted to keep track of the identity of the wine we made it from, so I made these cute little tags by taking a picture of the wine label and then printing it to put on the tab – perfect! Cute enough to be gifts.
Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography