Is sherry wine the same as sherry vinegar? My recipe calls for sherry vinegar and I currently have sherry cooking wine. Can I use it?

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    Probably not. vinegar is, erm, vinegar; I would try substituting with another type of vinegar (red wine or cider vinegar)
    – Max
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 17:16

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Not really. Sherry vinegar is made from sherry wine. It is naturally more acidic in flavour. You are better off substituting another vinegar such as white wine, cider or balsamic.

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    Especially do not ever substitute in the other direction. Using vinegar in place of wine would be an easy way to ruin a dish.
    – logophobe
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 17:59

If they don't taste the same, then they're not the same :)

You might be able to get a similar effect by using regular vinegar and sherry wine, in a ratio of aboutttt 3:1? Maybe some others can comment on the ratio here.

You may find that white vinegar is a bit strong though.

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