Grape vinegar is a kind of vinegar made from wine and grape juice and grape flavor as raw materials. Most European countries produce vinegar from wine,
especially in wine-making countries such as France, Italy, and Spain.
The prepared grape vinegar is produced and consumed all over the world,
but it is difficult to give accurate information about the yield because a large amount of grape vinegar is still produced in the family.
Italy produces about 60,000 tons of vinegar a year. Most of the raw materials come from wine.
It is one of the world's largest producers of grape vinegar. Germany,
as Europe's leading producer of vinegar,
has an annual vinegar production of 130,000 tons,
but it mainly uses alcohol as its main raw material.
In recent years, consumer preferences have changed.
They tend to buy premium grape vinegar from wine regions such as DO C and DOC G.
Another trend is that consumers prefer the color of white wine to grass.
people think that this grape vinegar is softer than the "red vinegar" produced with red wine.
According to Italian legislation, "vinegar" refers to products obtained from the fermentation of acetic acid. However, at present, according to the regulations of the European Union, the production of "vinegar" not only allows the use of wine as a raw material, but also allows the use of other fruits and vegetables as raw materials (such as apples), and can be named "××vinegar" according to the raw materials used.
According to the law, the acidity of vinegar should not be lower than 60g/L (calculated as acetic acid), and the residual amount of alcohol should not be higher than 1.5% (volume ratio).