C-Dub, I believe I would skip the pine vinegar if you are allergic to the nuts. The 'deathly' part would make me doubly careful.
No balsam in balsamic vinegar--I just heard a radio piece on how it is made. They use wine grapes, and the juice is aged for a long, long time. ('Balsam' in this case means fragrant. 'Balsam' fir is fragrant, as well.
Not all needled trees are pines, as you know. I don't know anything about allergies, but you might not be allergic to spruces or firs or cedars. Some people make spruce tea or beer, from the tender young needles.
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.