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  • noun The condition of resembling vinegar.

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  • noun a sourness resembling that of vinegar


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  • There are two types of acidity in wine, pH, and volatile acidity (essentially vinegariness) PH in wine runs from 3 to 4, with red wines having higher pH (and thus not as tart) than whites.

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  • I dump in too much vinegar and get predictable results (pool of liquid, overwhelming vinegariness), but skimping on the vinegar always leaves me thinking "This needs more vinegar."

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  • Lately, I’ve been getting low-sodium tomato juice and adding a splash of McClure’s Spicy Garlic Pickle brine, which gives it some vinegariness and a little more spice.

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