red, red wine … vinegar!

In January I learned how to make red wine vinegar. Basically, you need red wine, a mother (a gelatinous, placenta-like glob that the wine feeds off of or vice versa, I can’t remember), and a large container. Today I bottled my very first batch! It’s been sitting in the corner of a cupboard for 9 months. Here’s what it looked like:
The mother grew A LOT. It’s kind of scary. Here’s the mother:
vinegar mother.jpg
And the results of my labors (yeah, I know, one and a half measly bottles! But please note the lovely LABELS. Hee hee):
vinegar bottles.jpg

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7 Responses to red, red wine … vinegar!

  1. Silvia says:

    Dude, that’s one scary looking mother! I won’t even ask what that started out as…red wine vinegar, interesting concept. I just never EVER had wine leftover…burp…

  2. Sharlyn says:

    I’m sure that vinegar is some good stuff! I would love to make my own but I’m not sure I could get over the look of the “mother”. It really does look like placenta (yum-yum).

  3. Kerstin says:

    *Voiceover* This is your liver . . . this is your liver on vinegar. Any questions????

  4. Jen says:

    wow! What a great idea to make vinegar in a sun tea jar. I’ve always wanted to try it, but haven’t yet.

  5. Jessica says:

    That vinager looks decadent! What are you going to use it on (or in)?

  6. Rose says:

    Where did the mother come from? I would like to give this a try-even if it does remind me of “The Blob”.

  7. Marcia says:

    We gonna turn this mutha out! ::gotta have that funk::

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