I started making my own seasoned rice vinegar when I was in the middle of a recipe that called for it and I didn' have any. The taste is very close to what I was buying, and a lot cheaper on the wallet. After some time I started making my own seasoned vingegar with different kinds of vinegar. I usually keep a bottle of apple cider, red wine, and white seasoned vinegars in my pantry. I especially like having it handy for making salad dressings because I don't need to add additional salt or sugar. I slice cucumbers and/or tomatoes when they are in season and maybe add a little garlic and some sliced onions and drench them in the seasoned vinegar for a nice snack or side salad.