I really love Quora because sometimes answering the question people pose there means you have to dig down deep to fill out the information already stored in your head. This happened to me again when someone asked if it’s okay to drink wine that has turned to vinegar.
I have tasted drinking vingear numerous times, and a few years ago there was a real craze going on, with gourmet restaurants offering patrons separate „vinegar cards“ with dozens of different crus.
Of course, vinegar has been a popular aperitif and digestif for centuries, and not simply for reasons of taste, but because of its proven beneficial properties. It is known to stimulate the metabolism and support protein digestion. The famous medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was all for it, and Hippocrates recommends vinegar as a cure for respiratory diseases and digestive disorders. Roman legionaries carried canteens filled with a mixture of vinegar and water, called „Posca“, which was probably a good idea given the quality of the water in ancient times. Weiterlesen