White balsamic vinegar is produced from white grapes being pressed and mixed with white wine vinegar. The result is simmered on a low temperature so that the mixture stays light-colored. Once the mixture has simmered, it is aged in barrels. Dark balsamic is taken through the traditional process, in which grape must from white or red grapes is taken through the same process. The must ferments sugars into ethanol and then bacteria is added so that ethanol ferments into acetic acid. Real balsamic vinegar is aged for 12 years or more.
Not sure how to use a white balsamic vinegar? Try a plain sparkling water and add 1 or 2 tbsp white balsamic of your choice and enjoy a healthy soda! You can use either white balsamic or dark balsamic. Try the flavors below or comment your favorite!