Red Wine Dressing

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Appears in
Le Caprice

By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1999

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Try to buy Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar; this is a rather special Spanish red wine vinegar, the best I have yet come across.

Alternatively use a good quality red wine vinegar. This dressing is ideal with robust salad leaves or with grilled meats and fish.


  • 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 60 ml red wine vinegar
  • 60 ml


Simmer the shallots, red wine vinegar and water together until reduced by half.

Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.