Yes, this marinade is much sweeter than most. But I liked it. Instead of grilling the steak, I cut the marinated (overnight) meat in strips and pan fried in the marinade. Served with rice and a simple salad of baby greens and grape tomatoes for a very delicious meal. We used T-bone steaks. I used about 1/8 c. balsamic and the rest white wine vinegar because I ran out of the balsamic. Both our company & us ate til' we couldn't eat anymore only because it was so good!! I served with salad, Grilled Corn on the Cob (also on this site), Greek Chicken Pasta (without the chicken - also on this site), & garlic bread.