That's definitely my beef with most hot sauces like Tabasco, the vinegar. That's why you have to use fresh peppers with pico de gallo because vinegar would ruin it. All the peppers you buy here that aren't from the fresh produce area of the grocery store are stored in vinegar. I don't mind it for bloody marys and it mixes fine with some salads/dressing I guess but that's about it. Not a big vinegar guy.