Not with a splash; with a plunge! The world of REAL vermouth

May 9, 2012 § 2 Comments

Vermouth is the most wine-like spirit, in its links to the earth through complex botanical infusions. Of course, that’s only if the vermouth is made in the traditional way: actual drinkable wine as a base, fortified, completed with pure sugar and infused with real roots, plants, flowers. The big brands don’t do it this way at all. Today’s column focuses on the guys who do.

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§ 2 Responses to Not with a splash; with a plunge! The world of REAL vermouth

  • Gregg Mineo says:

    Finally, some deserved attention to the wonderful aspects of Vermouth! Thanks Joe. Being a devoted Martini fan (both gin and vodka), I have always appreciated that scant amount of Vermouth to complete my “adult beverage.”. I like both Dolin and Cocchi.
    I’ve discovered the greatness of a Negroni, and the same brands work, blending nicely with a fine gin like Bombay Sapphire or Plymouth and a Campari or Aperol.

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