Vermouth is made from a wine fortified with a spirit that is then flavoured with an infusion of plants, peel, seeds, leaves, flowers and/or citrus fruit zest. Its sugar content varies, as does its color. The quality of the vermouth depends on the selected wine. The vast majority of vermouths are made from wines that are aromatically neutral and made from a blend of several different grape varieties.
Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth can be used as an ingredient in refined cocktails, adding a special touch in new versions of great classics such as the renowned Negroni or the Americano. Among the latest creations there is the “Prince of Wales” cocktail, one of the most popular drinks in the prestigious Rivoli lounge bar at London’s Ritz hotel. Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth is produced in limited amounts and sold in valuable blown-glass bottles. Topped by a cork, the bottled come protected in refined packages. The label is a replica of the 1786 original one.
Cinzano Bianco recipe is a well kept secret and lies in the authentic Italian blending of high-quality wines and essences of herbs and spices. Mouthful of sweet herbs and lemon water with a sweet bittered edge followed by clove and lemon zest finish.
The recipe for Cinzano Dry Vermouth is a well-kept secret. it is blended with a proprietary selection of herbs and Italian wines. Italy’s soils and climates are varied and ideally suited for viticulture, from the Alpine foothills in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the South. Its hilly landscape provides sun and cooler temperatures, even in the warmest regions.
Cinzano Sweet Vermouth is a classic cocktail ingredient due to its delicate but persistently bitter aftertaste, but can also be served straight or with a dash of soda water, with or without lemon peel. Filled with deep red fruit notes combined with mild herbaceous notes, the flavor profile offers a perfect balance of herbs and spices with sweetness. The Rosso expression is a great addition to traditional cocktails such as the Old Fashioned or even into more contemporary cocktails.
Cocchi Americano has been around since 1891. Since then, it’s become a favorite of craft cocktail aficionados around the country thanks to its inimitably spicy, herbal notes, which make it ideal as an aperitif to whet the palate before dinner. Made to the same recipe since 1891, this extraordinary aperitif wine has long been a staple of Asti. On a base of Moscato di Asti is infused a blend of herbs, fruit and spices, most notably cinchona, gentian and citrus, and laid down for a year before being released.
Contratto’s Vermouth Bianco has an integrated bitterness from wormwood and gentian with plenty of zesty herbs, spices and citrus to make this bianco stand out. Bold, bright and balanced, Contratto Bianco Vermouth is the perfect aperitif for sipping and mixing into classic and modern cocktails.
Contratto’s Vermouth Rosso has quickly established itself as one of the aperitif and modifier of choice among the bartending elite. Herbaceous, sweet, acidic and more pronounced in its bitter character than many of the competing sweet vermouths.
Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery is a fortified, aromatized wine; the ingredients are wine, herbs and plants, grape spirit and sugar. The practice of aromatizing wine dates back to the Ancient Greeks. This was formerly done to mask poor wine, or as later to add extra complexity to something already good. It also proved to be an effective form of early, homeopathic medicine. Right up until the 20th century, doctors regularly prescribed Vermouths and aromatized liqueurs for all manner of illness, and many people continue to take a glass per day for medicinal reasons.
Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery is produced in Chambéry itself. Once the capital of the Duchy of Savoy, this bustling mountain town is now the commercial center of the French Alps. In addition to the Vermouth, Dolin is as well known today for their Genepi liqueur (made from a famed botanical of the Grand Chartreuse range) which is a longstanding tradition of the alpine resorts of the region.
Dolin Red Vermouth de Chambery is a fortified, aromatized wine from Chambéry, France. The ingredients are wine, herbs and plants, grape spirit and sugar. The practice of aromatizing wine dates back to the Ancient Greeks. This was formerly done to mask poor wine, or as later to add extra complexity to something already good.
Dubonnet Blanc mix of fortified wine, a proprietary blend of herbs, spices and peels, and the medicinal quinine is a recipe that has earned it legendary status in the world of sophisticated drinks. Dubonnet was first sold in 1846 by Joseph Dubonnet, in response to a competition run by the French Government to find a way of persuading French Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to drink quinine.
In 1846, French wine merchant Joseph Dubonnet created an original taste for the pleasure of family and friends. His recipe soon gained wide popularity as a refreshing drink and an excellent complement to meals. Not too sweet, not too dry, this great French classic continues to be appreciated by individuals with refined tastes.
Gallo Sweet Vermouth has various herbs, spices, fruit peels, roots and flower notes. This mixture is then combined with spirits to fortify it. A floral bouquet greets the nose, leading to a smooth body with a flavorful palate. It can be used in a multitude of cocktails and also for cooking.
Imbue Bittersweet Vermouth is Oregon flagship aperitif. This early evening quaff was designed to be poured on some rocks and sipped. The bittersweet is a wide array of well-balanced parts with the pleasing sweetness and stark bitterness that every good vermouth has at its core.
Since 1887, Lillet has been made in the village of Podensac, just 20 miles south of Bordeaux. Each bottle contains only the finest, carefully selected wines, which are blended with herbs and fruits, from a secret award winning recipe that has been passed down through generations. The Lillet is the first and only aperitif of Bordeaux.