I just realised that I hadn’t yet introduced you to my mother, before I do though, I’d like to warn you that she ain’t much of a looker… As with all mothers, she came from my mother’s mother, but she is a little more special than the rest. She makes vinegar. And this is she:
The way it works is that any time there is a splash of red wine left in the bottom of a bottle, (quite rare in this house), rather than throwing it down the drain you add it to your mother and it ferments into vinegar. You simply keep it in a dark cupboard and let it do its thing, using and topping up as you please. You never have to buy vinegar again! As with anything you can be more of a purist and delve into the complications of making spectacular vinegars, but this is good enough for me and much tastier than shop bought varieties.