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A few months after praising the quality of Brightland's olive oils, I opted to try more products from the brand. My taste buds were immediately drawn to the Vinegar Duo Set ($44), which, similar to the olive oils, promises distinct flavors deriving from quality ingredients grown on family-run farms in California. When the bottles came in the mail, my husband and I improvised a salad recipe so we could put them to use right away (yes, even at 9:30 p.m.).
These Brightland vinegars are a major upgrade, and I have a feeling we'll finish them in a matter of weeks.
Admittedly, I had never paid attention to vinegars up until that point. I was using a generic grocery store kind for the Haitian spice mix I frequently make, but it was hardly something I considered a cooking essential. In fact, I would only repurchase it once a year because it was mostly collecting dust in the cabinet. These Brightland vinegars are a major upgrade, and I have a feeling we'll finish them in a matter of weeks.
First, the Parasol vinegar. Described as a "raw champagne vinegar that is double fermented with California chardonnay grapes and juicy Navel and Valencia oranges," it has a smooth texture and bright, citrusy flavor. Similarly, the Rapture vinegar, which is a raw balsamic vinegar made from fermented zinfandel grapes and blackberries, has a bold and rich flavor. Both bottles share a fruit-forward flavor palate, making them enjoyable with salads, cheeses, grilled tomatoes, breads, and sliced fruits. Together, they make a delicious duo that have earned their place as our new favorite pantry staples. I bet you'll fall in love with it too.