Most versatile of the Chaparral bunch, this vinegar is light with citrus notes. It’s perfect for any type of salad, marinade, or sauce.
What I Think:
Happy New Year!
And what better way to ring in the new year than with some Champagne? Well, since I am not much of a drinker, I think I’d prefer to go with this Champagne Vinegar from Chaparral Gardens, thank you!
For the purposes of this review, I used this vinegar as a salad dressing for a basic green salad of romaine lettuce, cucumber, radish and carrots. I didn’t add any oil, nor did I add any extra spices – just Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
And really, I didn’t need any more than that to have a very enjoyable salad! I think that’s what I like best about this vinegar, is that I can enjoy a salad without the extra fat and calories that oil would add. This has a really lovely taste to it. I can’t tell you that I’m tasting the difference here that the champagne adds to the vinegar, because, this doesn’t taste like champagne … at least, not to me it doesn’t. It doesn’t even hint at champagne to me. What I taste is a crisp, light vinegar taste that tangy, but also a little bit sweet. I notice the citrus-y notes as described in the above description.
My Final Thoughts:
This is really good. It’s light and refreshing, and I like it a lot more than I thought I would. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t all that excited when I received this in my tasting box in November. Not that I was disappointed, really, but, let’s face it, it’s not as exciting as the other items in the November box. However, this turned out to be a very exciting way to enjoy a simple salad!