Not surprisingly, Italy, with its rich wine-making culture, also has a tradition of crafting outstanding and unusual vinegars. “Vinegar”, after all, means “sour wine.” In a cuisine where simple preparations are preferred, the acidity of vinegar enhances the natural flavors of fresh vegetables and legumes. We offer some of the finest Italian vinegars: from Piemonte where the majestic wines become superb multidimensional condiments, and from Emilia-Romagna, where grape must is cooked in a centuries-old tradition and aged create one of Italy’s gastronomic jewels: balsamic vinegar.