+ + +

Acetic acid and ethanol, plus some acid catalyst, gives an equilibrium mixture of ethyl acetate.

In areas where ethanol (from fermentation) is available, ethyl acetate is manufactured by the esterification of acetic acid.

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

Reaction defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: A2
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Industrial Process: Organic
Substitution: Addition-followed-by Elimination
Substitution: Nucleophilic @ Acyl-Nfg
Substitution: Nucleophilic Second Order