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Red Wine Vinegar CRISIS!!!

by John F » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:29 am

So we spent Christmas break in St Barth's (which was beautiful by the way) and it is a very French island. We did a lot of our own cooking and at the store I very absentmindedly grabbed a bottle of red wine vinegar for salads. Turns out it was a Maille (of the mustard fame) product and OMG....it was not just a little bit better than other red wine vinegars I have had....it was like 10X better. I brought the remainder home with me and we are almost finished with it (half liter bottle). I have searched the web for it and can't find it anywhere except for Amazon where it costs $100 for a half liter bottle....and looks like the seller is in Japan so not sure it can be shipped to the US.

If anyone knows how I can find this it would be much appreciated dated (get some for yourself too!).....and otherwise.....do you have a red wine vinegar you. prize above all others?
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Re: Red Wine Vinegar CRISIS!!!

by Peter May » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:10 am

You don't show your location but if you're near Canada seems they have it there

http://www.maille.ca/en/products/vinega ... negar.html
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by Jeff Grossman » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:17 am

Peter: I found that page, too. Alas, I think it is just a product description. When you visit the Maille online shop you are redirected to the US store which does not carry it.

John: You've really picked a tough item to find! I see it for sale at Walmart Canada
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/maille-red ... 0137251990
And I see it for sale at Monoprix, the famous French department store
https://www.monoprix.fr/courses/vinaigr ... e-163658-p

And that was all I could find!

For what it's worth, people rave about Fallot mustard and they also make a red wine vinegar. But I use cheapie vinegar - Heinz.

Good luck!
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Re: Red Wine Vinegar CRISIS!!!

by Jeff Grossman » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:19 am

John,

I knew I had a treasured link in here somewhere and I found it: French Feast.
https://www.frenchfeast.com/index.htm

These people bring French pantry staples -- good, better, and best -- to the US for the expat community. But you can buy from them just as well. They don't have Maille but they have several other wine vinegars.

Good luck.


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by Dale Williams » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:22 pm

Thanks Jeff for that link.
I got a gift this year of red wine vinegar from Ridge Vineyards, fun to try.
Most of my red wine vinegar consumption is of my "home brew." Anyone else keep a vinegar crock?
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by Peter May » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:42 am

Jeff Grossman wrote:Peter: I found that page, too. Alas, I think it is just a product description. When you visit the Maille online shop you are redirected to the US store which does not carry it


I saw that but came to a different conclusion, in that its available in Canada but not in the US online shop
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by John F » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:53 am

Jeff Grossman wrote:Peter: I found that page, too. Alas, I think it is just a product description. When you visit the Maille online shop you are redirected to the US store which does not carry it.

John: You've really picked a tough item to find! I see it for sale at Walmart Canada
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/maille-red ... 0137251990
And I see it for sale at Monoprix, the famous French department store
https://www.monoprix.fr/courses/vinaigr ... e-163658-p

And that was all I could find!

For what it's worth, people rave about Fallot mustard and they also make a red wine vinegar. But I use cheapie vinegar - Heinz.

Good luck!


this was a really cool link...thanks for posting!
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Re: Red Wine Vinegar CRISIS!!!

by Jenise » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 pm

John, PM me your address and I will gift to you a bottle of my own homemade vinegar. I had such an epiphany once with a three year old zinfandel vinegar I bought at a winery in Sonoma. Was unable to stand commercially made vinegars ever after. Mine are made from mixed vintages of various red wines, then bottled and cellared for a minimum of three or four years. In fact I think I'm using 2013's. The result is fruity and harmonious, and the contents probably average 10 years old--aging vinegar is like aging good wine.
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Re: Red Wine Vinegar CRISIS!!!

by Bill Spohn » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:18 pm

Went by Walmart today and they did have this vinegar in stock. Otherwise seems hard to find up here.

Jenise - looks like we need a vinegar tasting.
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by kasey.dubler » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm

Jenise, years ago you gave me a bottle of your vinegar, sadly it's all used up now, but I remember it being delicious! I need to come back for a visit...
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by Jenise » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Want more, Kasey? I'm not consuming it at nearly the rate I've been making it, would be happy to send you a re-supply. God knows when I'll make it to SLC.
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by Jeff Grossman » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:10 am

Dang! How do I get in on the Great Vinegar Giveaway? :)
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by Dale Williams » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:58 am

Jeff Grossman wrote:Dang! How do I get in on the Great Vinegar Giveaway? :)


Not Jenise, but next time we are going to same offline remind me and I'll bring a bottle of my vinegar. If you like it, it's live and could be used to start your own (you don't actually need separate mother if you have live).
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by Jenise » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:28 pm

kasey.dubler wrote:Jenise, years ago you gave me a bottle of your vinegar, sadly it's all used up now, but I remember it being delicious! I need to come back for a visit...


Come back in a few months! Our friend Gabriel C. of the short-lived Southern Rhone restaurant we went to together is opening a new meat-driven, supper-clubby place in the Ham later this summer. The vibe is going to be sexy, elegant and the cooking methods rustic. There will be "famous guest chefs" and salon-like dinners at big communal tables involving "luminaries from every walk of life." He has a successful and excellent BBQ place in Lynden (oh why Lynden?).
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Re: Red Wine Vinegar CRISIS!!!

by Jeff Grossman » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:21 pm

Dale Williams wrote:
Jeff Grossman wrote:Dang! How do I get in on the Great Vinegar Giveaway? :)


Not Jenise, but next time we are going to same offline remind me and I'll bring a bottle of my vinegar. If you like it, it's live and could be used to start your own (you don't actually need separate mother if you have live).


Thanks, Dale!
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by Jenise » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:24 pm

Jeff, my darling, would be happy to send you some vinnie. :)
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Re: Red Wine Vinegar CRISIS!!!

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:51 pm

Hey Jenise - have your berbere spice for you - expect a best doro wat recipe once you go all Marcus Samuelson with it.

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