Il Bianco by Borgo del Balsamico. From their acclaimed Tinello series of artisan vinegars, il bianco is a high quality, traditional white wine vinegar from Modena and Reggio Emilia. It will brighten up hundreds of dishes – see below for just a few suggestions.
How to Spot a Good Wine Vinegar
A good wine vinegar adds a special dimension to all kinds of recipes and considering it has no calories, carbs, cholesterol, fat or salt it’s a must-have ingredient for modern cooking. However, if you think just how much of a bearing it can have on the final taste of a dish, it’s really worth the effort to find something decent.
The problem is, just like Balsamic vinegar, there are many wine vinegars on the market and it isn’t always easy to know which one to buy. A good starting point is to look for vinegars produced from classic wine grapes that have fermented naturally over time (months or even years). NB Industrial wine vinegars (the most commonly available) are created at very high temperatures using forced-air and the entire process is over in a single day!
IL BIANCO – Traditional Italian White Wine Vinegar
This lovely white wine vinegar is prepared following the traditional artisan truciolo method: Oak chips (trucioli) are placed in the centre of a wooden cask and the wine is added. It remains here for months as it very slowly and naturally transforms into vinegar. It is then mellowed in stainless steel tanks and acquires a perfectly balanced acidity and great depth of flavour.
Il Bianco is decisive but never aggressive, possessing great smoothness and a harmonious rounded taste.
|HOW TO USE – SUGGESTIONS
Il Bianco is the ideal salad vinegar – brightening up simple green salads and adding complexity to finish elaborate salads.
Add to a good olive oil for a fabulous dressing for salads and cooked vegetables.
Add a little Basil for a nice vinaigrette or use as a dressing with sesame seeds.
Excellent with poultry and seafood.
Use to spice up sauces, stews, glazes and soups. Great for hot salsas!
A must when making your own horseradish, worcestershire sauce or coleslaw.
Try it in a Bearnaise sauce.
Lovely over fresh veg starters and olives. Try it with aparagus.
A special addition to highlight many sweet and sour dishes.
White wine vinegar
Keep in a cool dark place. Unopened it will keep indefinitely. Once opened consume within 6 – 9 months.