Introduction Mosto, a staple in various culinary traditions, is a term that might not be familiar to everyone. Derived from the Latin word “mustum,” meaning “new wine,” mosto refers to the freshly pressed juice of grapes (or other fruits) that contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit. This juice is typically in the early stages of fermentation and ...

I saw an article in Food Network Magazine the other day offering the “perfect solution” for leftover wine after the holidays: making your own vinegar. Now, I balked at the idea–first, because who has leftover wine at the end of the holidays (!?) and, second, isn’t that the very thing winemakers strive so desperately to avoid, seeing their hard work (artwork, even, if you ...