O&CO.'s Vinegar Resource

Providing Insightful Information About Vinegar

The Panache of Vinegar

Vinegar has been around as a flavoring and preservative for close to 10,000 years so it is no wonder that after so much time, it has evolved into a gourmet food flavoring. The word “vinegar” is a derivative of the French word “vinaigre” or “sour wine” and vinegar was literally born from a barrel of wine that had gone sour. Read More...

Balsamic Vinegar: Healthy Holiday Meals

With many holiday gatherings during the winter months it seems hard to not be surrounded by tempting delicious foods. Provide your guests with something flavorful and healthy; toss White Balsamic with Oregano with your favorite salad as a dressing. Read More...

Health Benefits of Gourmet Vinegar

In its simplest form, vinegar is an acidic liquid that is made when carbohydrates and sugars ferment. Ethanol is then oxidized to acetic acid, which becomes the vinegar. This ethanol, in addition to being found in vinegar, is also found in many consumer products such as beer, wine and fruit juice. Read More...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Revealed

An allure and mystery has shrouded certain aspects of the production of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena in secrecy for centuries. Dating all the way back to to1394, an edict for privacy was decreed by the guild of acetai (vinegar makers) over the highly sought-after fermentation process. Read More...

Vinegar Understood

Similar to olive oil, vinegar has been around for thousands of years with stories of Cleopatra using it in the days of the pharaohs. By chemical break down, vinegar is an acidic liquid that is made when carbohydrates and sugars ferment. Read More...

Apple Vinegar and Pomegranate Vinegar

Awaken your taste buds and rile your senses with exclusive new vinegars from O&CO. Introducing apple vinegar and pomegranate vinegar, O&CO.'s savory vinegars are sure to enliven any meal or provide an extra fruity kick to warm salads, gravy and braised salads. Read More...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Italy

Modena, Italy is an ancient town known as "the capital of engines" for its association with famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, Maserati and others. In fact, Ferrari named a car, the 360 Modena, after the city as well as the color Modena yellow. Read More...

Enhance Your Meals with Balsamic Vinegar

Brimming with a complexity that unfolds and develops, as it is washes over the taste buds, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena's renowned flavor has been treasured in Italy for hundreds of years, yet remains a relatively new mainstay to modern world cuisine. Read More...

Modena, Italy - "The Capital of Engines"

Modena, Italy is an ancient town known as "the capital of engines" for its association with famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, Maserati and others. In fact, Ferrari named a car, the 360 Modena, after the city as well as the color Modena yellow. Read More...

Versatility of Vinegar - The Connoisseur Taster Set

Few condiments possess the unique ability to utterly transform the food it touches like the versatility found in vinegar. Given its components, vinegar easily transforms flavor, serves as a filler for missing ingredients and adds to the appearance of most dishes. Read More...

Unique Vinegar Uses

Although it is unknown exactly when mankind first discovered the process of making vinegar it is thought to have started around the time man began fermenting fruit for wine. Read More...

History & Lore Of Balsamic Vinegar from Modena

Like many gourmet food items, balsamic vinegar has a long and romantic history. Unlike other vinegars available, the balsamic is dark brown, velvety and carries both sweet and tart notes. Read More...

Gather Your Friends For A Balsamic Tasting Party

Wine tastings may be all the rage when friends are gathered, but have you ever considered gathering your friends for a Balsamic Tasting Party? A balsamic tasting can be a unique lead-in to a gourmet meal replete with Mediterranean food offerings flavored with unique herbs, whole wheat pastas, truffle oils and gourmet extra virgin olive oils drizzled over fish or poultry. Read More...