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Balsamic Vinegar

Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
edited 4:19PM in EggHead Forum
A friend & cowroker went on vacation in Italy. He had some shipped home and gave me a bottle. All he knows about it is that it is Balsamic & what he paid for it. We have been on the internet looking but have not found anything helpfull. Thus my post to see if anyone can shed any light on it.
Brand name appears to be "Fedora". That is pretty much all we can tell except for the (apparent) certification lable at the top.
The web site on the bottle reads www.onlymadeinitaly.com
Almost everything on that site gives a error message. The certification lable has a site on it as well, www.cermet.it/cpc if you go to that site, of course, everything is Italian. It has renditions of three lables. This one looks most like the one on the right. It also has "piano ali n 2002-03 on it. There is also a space with a certification(?) # in it.
Anyone that can tell us what we have and we will appreciate it.
Thanks,
Tom

Comments

  • EubletEublet Posts: 54
    Not sure exactly, but for what it's worth, there are lots of really great balsamic vinegars out there that taste exceptional. It sounds like maybe this is your first exposure to something really good?

    If you go to your local fine foods shop, or someplace like Fresh Market, they'll have several different brands. The thing to pay attention to is the age. The older it is, the sweeter it is, and more expensive. Honestly, the really old and expensive stuff is too sweet to me. You can get a good 5-10 year bottle for anywhere from 15 to 30 dollars depending on the brand. Typically the 5 year old stuff has a good combination of sweetness and vinegar bite. The 10 year old and higher stuff almost starts tasting like syrup, with a bit of a raisin-like finish.

    Good luck!
  • EubletEublet Posts: 54
    I forgot to add, pour the really old, sweet stuff over ice cream! It's fantastic.
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    i bought a large bottle of ten year and a small bottle of twenty year in italy about five years ago. still haven't opened the 20 year, but when you tilt it, it takes about a day to clear from the sides of the bottle!

    love balsamic.

    another good place to look for it is at tj maxx.
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Thank you, but all of that I knew. We cannot even tell how old this is. Nothing we can read on the bottle gives it away.
  • EubletEublet Posts: 54
    Good luck finding out! The best BV comes from Modeno, but a lot of brands throw that word around just to confuse consumers. Some of it's good, and some is not so good.

    How much did they pay for the bottle?
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    I can probably help you if you can post a pic of the bottle...and/or label!
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Thanks Evans. I am at work without a camera and leave here to go to a competition. I will try to take a photo and post it Sunday.
    Tom
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    This is from Modena.
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    If you don't mind giving me a e-mail address, I scanned the lable & can e-mail it to you.
    Thanks,
    Tom
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    Rusty Rooster wrote:
    This is from Modena.

    the best region for balsamic!
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Thanks, Evans! ;)
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Man, a good Balsamic vinegar from a small producer in Italy is a truly wonderful thing. I have had the pleasure of gift bottles from traveling friends on a couple of occassions. Good stuff, right up there with truffle oil. ;)
  • Bet it would be even better if that was homemade ice cream!

    I found a pretty good French Vanilla recipe that we did last weekend.
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Rusty...Please email that scan to littlechef@bubbatim.com. Pretty sure I may be able to help.
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Ok!!

    Send it to snoobeez@yahoo.com
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
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