There are no shortcuts to making handcrafted vinegar.
About The Taste: KATZ Trio Red Wine Vinegar is crafted to mirror the classic Meritage wines where small lots of red wine varietals are blended to create wines with great structure and character. KATZ Trio is made this way by blending selected lots of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. The finished vinegar has a lovely garnet color with nuances in the flavor of sweet ripe berries.
"Though scientific advances have made large-scale production of vinegars fast and easy, it is the handcrafted Orleans Method that allows for the most full-bodied and nutrient-rich wine vinegars. Unlike most modern vinegar making, which is based on rapid, forced fermentation, the Orleans Method requires the vinegar to age for months in small oak barrels. As a consequence of this extensive process, very little commercial production of the vinegar exists in the US."...Slow Foods Ark of Taste
About KATZ Traditional Orleans Method Vinegars: A few years ago, we ventured out to make wine vinegar using the centuries-old Orleans Method perfected over 500 years ago in France. Most vinegar today is produced by a system that takes just hours, but removes most of the taste and the nutrients, and the 'art' of making this ancient elixir. In contrast, authentic barrel aged vinegar like ours is converted slowly over many months from quality wines and fermented juices with the starter - the 'mother' - in oak barrels. This is the way we do it in our 1865 Suisun Valley Vinegar House, and the result is a complex, rich elixir with fine balance and subtle complexity.
WE HONOR TRADITION & REGION WITH OUR PRODUCTS
You'll find dozens of recipes for our traditional Orleans Method Vinegars on our From The Vinegar House page...
Please Note: Any sediment that may settle on the bottom of your bottle is a sign of the natural, handcrafted process in which the vinegar was made and can be simply filtered through a strainer, if you like, and poured back into the bottle.
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