Making Red Wine Vinegar: A How To Make Red Wine Vinegar Guide
Red Wine Vinegar Recipe
Making red wine vinegar isn't easy, but like wine it could easily become a great hobby.
Some of the best red wine vinegars are so expensive that honing that craft would be well worth it.
I'm not sure you can call this a red wine vinegar recipe, it's more like a process:
Red Wine Vinegar Recipe Supplies:
- 1 Crock or Wooden Barrel
- Several Coffee Strainers
- 1 cheesecloth or linen napkin
- 1 Understanding Wife or Husband
- 1 jar of Mycoderma Aceti (the bacteria used in making red wine vinegar)
- 4 bottles of wine (not fortified wines like port or sherry) A young Zinfandel, Cabernet or Merlot work best or go crazy and get one of the healthiest wines.
- 3 - 4 Months Time.
Making The Red Wine Vinegar
Start by dumping the bacteria culture and two bottles of wine into the crock. Cover the crock with the linen napkin or a cheese cloth.
Over a period of three months or so, the wine will ferment and slowly go sour, turning into vinegar. At this stage it is producing pure acetic acid. During this time a hazy, grayish veil will cover the top of the liquid. This is known as The Mother of Vinegar. (Yes, it doesn't look good).
The Mother will be done and the vinegar ready to strain when it sinks to the bottom. Mother is highly coveted so check your local wine shops to see if anyone else is making red wine vinegar and needs the "starter" Mother. After it has formed and before it has sunk to the bottom, add a glass of wine every couple weeks to the crock.
Once it has sunk to the bottom, strain the vinegar through several layers of coffee filters to remove any particles that remain. Some consume the vinegar at this stage. Others intent on making their own red wine vinegar, will age the vinegar in wooden barrels for up to two years. The longer it ages, the more mellow the red wine vinegar tastes.
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The Healing Powers of Vinegar
We have been blessed by the Author of "The Healing Powers of Vinegar". Ms. Cal Orey has done a lot of research on vinegar and its Resveratrol content and providing the following information to us about the
Healing Power of Red Wine Vinegar:
Are you wondering if the healthy stuff in red wine is in red wine vinegar? Lawrence Diggs, known as the Vinegar man agrees. “People are trying to associate red wine vinegar with red wine. They figure that the stuff is in the red wine so the logical extension is that it must be in red wine vinegar. And they’re right.”
When I first spoke with Dr. Leroy Creasy, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Fruit and Vegetable Science at Cornell University College of Agriculture in New York, he believed that there was a good chance that red wine vinegar would indeed contain resveratrol.
Red Wine Vinegar’s Disease-Fighting Ingredients
Important Healing Hints To Remember
• Red wine vinegar contains flavonoids which can help prevent high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack.
• Red wine vinegar is rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, like quercetin and catechins, that can help lower cancer risk.
• Teamed with antioxidant-rich vegetables, red wine vinegar can help fight cancer.
• Red wine vinegar, which is low-cal, sodium-free, and fat-free, can help you keep your body fat ratio lower.
• Red wine vinegar can help you live longer whether you use its healing powers internally or externally.
• Making Red wine vinegar at home will reduce one more processed food from your diet.
• The Resveratrol content in red wine vinegar has life-extension properties.
• Finally, the OPC's, polyphenols and tannins can keep your heart strong and prevent heart disease.
Incorporating the latest scientific evidence, plus the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle (which does include red wine), The Healing Powers of Vinegar: is an invaluable resources that will show you how to make the most of this proven powerful healer.
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