Is sherry wine and sherry vinegar the same thing?
No. Sherry wine is a drinkable sherry, that can be used in cooking, while sherry vinegar is used only for cooking.
Sherry is a fortified wine, usually brown in color. Wine vinegars are the result of bacterial action increasing the acidity in wine while lowering the alcohol content. Sherry vinegar is a type or sub-set of wine vinegar, often sweeter that most wine vinegars, started from Sherry wine. While other types of wine vinegar often show up in vinigrettes and salad dressing, due to its sweetness and stronger flavor, Sherry Vinegar does so rarely if at…
No they are not the same thing. White wine vinegar is made from white wine just like red wine vinegar is made from red wine. My grandpa used to make vinegar for salad from red wine. White vinegar is just white vinegar the one found in the grocery store. I am sure you can find the white wine vinegar too. :-)
Wine, when left exposed to air and light will eventually turn to vinegar. The ethanol (alchohol) oxidizes and becomes acetic acid. Sherry vinegar is vinegar made from Sherry wine. This oxidation process explains why red wines are best right after the bottle is opened, and decline in quality over a relatively short period of time thereafter. White wines are refrigerated, which retards the oxidation process after opening.