There are many types of vinegar, and each has its own unique flavor and properties. Here's a guide to the most common types of vinegar, and when to use them:
White vinegar is the most versatile type of vinegar. It has a clean, sharp flavor that's perfect for pickling, marinating, poaching eggs, and salad dressings.
Balsamic vinegar is made from grapes, and has a sweet, mellow flavor and can be used for dressings, sauces, and marinades.
Apple cider vinegar is made from apples, and has a tart, fruity flavor and is often used for dressings, marinades, and sauces.
Red wine vinegar is made from red wine, and has a robust, fruity flavor that's perfect for dressings, marinades, sauces, and balance flavor in savory dishes of red meats.
Rice vinegar is made from rice, and has a mild, slightly sweet flavor that's perfect for dressings, stir-fry, marinades, and sauces.