The Best Substitutes for Sherry Vinegar

my very best $50+ a bottle balsamic vinegar

A few people emailed me to ask about the sherry vinegar I used in yesterdays salad.

Real sherry vinegar comes from Spain and tends to be a little tricky to find.

The thing is it’s my favourite wine vinegar. Fitting somewhere between red and white wine vinegar with, what I find to be a more rounded flavour than regular wine vinegars.

And without the sweetness and intensity of balsamic.

We’re talking my dessert island vinegar.

Most fancy ‘delis’ or providores that stock expensive olive oils and balsamic should also have a good sherry vinegar.

If you can’t find it, here are the best substitutes (in order of preference):
1. Rice wine vinegar (available in the Asian foods section of my local supermarket)
2. Champagne vinegar
3. White wine vinegar
4. Red wine vinegar

With love,
Jules x

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ruth January 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

all though a dessert Island would be nice, I think you mean desert.

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jules January 13, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Well spotted Ruth!

Although imagine the possibilities!

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Valerie June 30, 2014 at 3:10 am

Thanks for the handy substitution! I couldn’t find sherry vinegar at the store but always have rice vinegar on hand.

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