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Need wine suggestions for my new vinegar oak barrel

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Need wine suggestions for my new vinegar oak barrel

gotcholent | Dec 19, 2011 06:37 PM

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I've been very blessed to have found a bottle of Kosher Balsamic Vinegar with a very healthy mother of vinegar in it. I hope to say that gone are the days of frustration over the lack of truly excellent vinegars, especially the specialty variations like sherry or champagne. I ordered a toasted oak wood barrel to inoculate. The barrel came in last week and has been undergoing a long H20 soak to supersaturate the wood which already gives off the most incredible Jack Daniels nose (giving me a new appreciation for my bourbons btw).

I already have the sherry and champagne covered. What I need from you, my chow buddies, is your advice on the fruitiest MEVUSHAL red wine you can think of to fill this 5 gallon beauty. Supposedly, the combo of toasted oak and fruit is key to a making a truly great vinegar. Keep in mind that I will need about two cases to feed this mother and barrel as such please keep suggestions to under $20a bottle.

 
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