Making homemade wine vinegar

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

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