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10 Most Common Food Product Substitutes


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Vinegar for Wine
It's not exactly merlot, but vinegar can stand in for wine.
It's not exactly merlot, but vinegar can stand in for wine.
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Wine is a frequently called for ingredient in recipes. However, many people, including recovering alcoholics, are understandably leery about adding wine to their meals. Luckily, there are a multitude of potential substitutions out there. The most common is vinegar, although apple cider or apple juice also work. Lemon, tomato and, of course, grape juice are all popular options that may alter the taste of the dish a bit but will get the job done.

When substituting an ingredient like wine, it's important to remember to think about the taste you're going for. If you'd prefer more of a bitter taste, use a substitute such as vinegar. If you're aiming for sweetness, go for something like grape juice or apple cider.


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