I make a good vinegrette at home (see below), but I love a great vinaigrette and was wondering how other chowhounders make theirs. Also, how do you spell it? There seem to be a variety of ways!
I usually shop some shallots and mix them with minced garlic (I use a press) in a small mason jar. I add some salt and vinegar, either red wine vinegar or a mixture of red wine and champagne. I shake it up, let it sit a bit, then add some grey poupon or stone ground mustard, lemon juice, cracked black pepper, thyme and/or rosemary and olive oil (I like 3 or 4 to one oil to vinegar). I put on the mason jar top, shake it all up and let it sit until I make the salad.