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 (ə-sē′tə-fī′, ə-sĕt′ə-)
tr. & intr.v. a·ce·ti·fied, a·ce·ti·fy·ing, a·ce·ti·fies
To convert or become converted to acetic acid or vinegar.

a·ce′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
a·ce′ti·fi·er n.
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The spoilage caused in wine by lactic acid bacteria is associated particularly with acetification of the wine through the production of acetic acid, mousy taints, bitterness, ropiness, buttery flavour and increased viscosity of the wine (Shimazu and Watanabe, 1981; Zoecklein et al., 1995).
Making exquisite vinegar begins with extraordinary wine -- Colchagua Valley cabernet sauvignon and Casablanca Valley chardonnay go through a handcrafted process of acetification known as the Orleans Method, where a Mother Culture is added to each wine to jump-start the transformation into vinegar.
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