The history of grape condiment production takes us back 2500 years in the region of the near east. There they were introduced to the Greeks and then the Romans who appreciated them and introduced them in their dietary habits and daily life. There are numerous references for their use in ancient Greece from the Oxymelon and Melas Zomos to the remedies of Hippocrates and the recipes of Deipnosophistae. The Aceto Botanico Adriani is produced from selected white grapes from Drama. Their juice will produce concentrated must and wine vinegar which will be combined and begin ageing.
Aceto Botanico Red Seal ages for six years in 40 and 50 litre oak and chestnut barrels. The smaller barrel size increases the influence of the wood and their combination results in a more complex bouquet. Its higher concentration and acidity make it ideal for aromatic salads and help it survive the trials of cooking maintaining its taste and aromatic character.