View Full Version : Good price/source for sherry vinegar?
Feb 15th, 2012, 10:29 PM
been wanting to try out sherry vinegar. I was in a few major grocery stores (the cheap ones) today but did not see them. I'm guessing you have to go to more upscale shops or more expensive ones to get that selection. Anyone have any recommendations for this? Does costco carry sherry vinegar?
Feb 16th, 2012, 12:14 AM
Sherry vinegar is one of my favourites.
I usually buy Maille (at Metro, I think) but occasionally come across (and buy) Spanish small-scale brands at HomeSense.
Feb 16th, 2012, 01:01 AM
Is it relatively expensive compared to regular white vinegar/red wine vinegar/rice vinegar etc? And what do you use it for? My recipies I want to use are for some different types of pickles.
Feb 16th, 2012, 01:48 AM
I just like it in Vinaigrette, it seems to blend particularly well with Dijon mustard and capers, or in Mignonette sauce for oysters.
It's in the same price range as most fine vinegars, you could probably find some very expensive versions comparable to aged Balsamic but I've never tried any.
I got the Sotaroni - Solera Wine Vinegar, 250 ml. from HomeSense awhile ago for $5.99. It's a lovely vinegar.
Feb 16th, 2012, 01:50 AM
Does costco carry sherry vinegar?
I haven't seen it at Costco.
Feb 16th, 2012, 02:14 AM
Thanks for your help
Feb 16th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Always wanted to try it. Recall seeing Heston Blumenthal use it on some fried eggs. Believe he topped them with a little reduced sherry vinegar and browned butter.
Feb 16th, 2012, 06:24 PM
Pickles would be an unusual use for it, as sherry vinegar is intense, and meant to be consumed in a sauce or salad. It would be a shame to see it in pickle juice, which may be discarded. A classic use is a few drops in consomme, although no one makes that anymore. It can also be used to finish Lobster Thermidor.
You should be able to find it at Winners, Home Sense, or Bruno's.
The LCBO usually sells sherry wine/vinegar combo packs at Xmas, so they may have a few left over.