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White Distilled Vinegar vs. White Wine Vinegar

When a recipe calls for white vinegar, does it mean white distilled vinegar or white wine vinegar? I've tried the white distilled vinegar and it doesn't taste good in a recipe. I believe it's primary use is for cleaning coffee pots.

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  • Hi Robert - When we simply call for "white vinegar" in a recipe (which, admittedly is rare) we mean regular distilled white vinegar. If and when we call for white wine vinegar we will specify it as such. We usually only call for distilled white vinegar in situations when we want the tartness of vinegar, but otherwise the flavor of the vinegar is masked by other more prominent flavors. Best, The Milk Street Team

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