Vinegars Through the Ages

  • Stefano Mazza
  • Yoshikatsu Murooka


The word vinegar has been in use in the English language since the 14th century, when it arrived in the British Isles from the French vinaigre, a word that simply means ‘sour wine’, and that came in turn from the Latin vinum acre, ‘sour wine’ or, more commonly, vinum acetum, ‘wine vinegar’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Mazza
    • 1
  • Yoshikatsu Murooka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Food SciencesUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health ScienceHiroshima Institute of TechnologyHiroshimaJapan

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