Vinegar as a drink: History records the Babylonians making vinegar as a drink from dates, figs, and even beer.
Use of vinegar in antiquity: The Greeks and Roman frequently used vinegar made from wine. And traces of vinegar have been found in ancient.
Vinegar and Jesus Christ: Vinegar is mentioned in the Bible. Matthew records that as Jesus went to the cross.
The Orléans process: By the Middle Ages, the French city of Orléans was dominating European vinegar production.
Balsamic vinegar: Meanwhile in Southern Europe, the Italians were busily creating balsamic vinegar.
Jack and Jill: In fact, malt vinegar's popularity is such that a traditional 18th-century English nursery rhyme known as 'Jack and Jill.
Arrival of malt vinegar: The medieval period also saw England produce the first batches of malt vinegar.