Minus 8 Ice Wine Vinegar is produced in Canada in the same manner as ice wine. The grapes are picked at night when the temperature is no more than -8 degrees (F). The heart of Minus 8 vinegar is the mouth-watering acidity balanced with natural sweetness. The ripe fruit and wine flavors are complemented from years of aging in French Oak from many different vintages.
This is a favorite of award winning gourmet chefs–now available to home gourmets in limited quantities. You really should see what all of the fuss is about.
A winemaker in the Niagra region of Canada decided to try crafting a wine vinegar of exception. Made from sweet Canadian grapes in an honored vineyard. The outcome was sweet and dark, like a raisin. The grapes are harvested at “Minus 8” degrees, under lights in the tradition of famed Canadian ice wines.
As with all finishing ingredients, store out of direct sunlight. However it may be aged unopened like fine wine. This is a delicious treat for splashing on your grilled vegetables, meats, stews, sliced fresh-chilled beets, fruits, and just about anything else you care to try. The light and fresh balance of flavors is a complement to a host of dishes.
There are so many wonderful places to enjoy Minus 8. Of course try using as a dressing with a good quality olive oil for a salad dressing that is fresh and delicious. A plate of fresh tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and Minus 8 can't be beat. But also try stirring a teaspoon into a bowl of lentil soup . . . or a splash on your Osso Buco, or a few drops on top of bronzini.