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Vermouth

Vermouths are wine based drinks flavoured with herbs and spices, usually consumed as aperitifs. Popular brands include Martini, Noilly Prat and Dubonnet.

Antonio Benedetto Carpano is said to be a godfather of the genre. Carpano, who created the recipe for Antica Formula, was an Italian distiller who added wine to an infusion of herbs and spices and spirits. He intended the drink for the ladies of Turin and he was inspired by a German wine flavoured with wormwood.

The added herbs and spices also did wonders for masking poor quality wines, and the improved concoctions became very popular.

Today, popular brands are often drunk with mixers, as well as being key ingredients for many cocktails – the legendary Martini is a mix of gin with a splash of dry vermouth (historically Noilly Prat). The Negroni is made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet red vermouth (often Martini Rosso).

Did you know?... ....The word “Vermouth” comes from the German for wormwood, “Wermut”.

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A rare, old bottling of Dubonnet Rouge from the 1970s. This popular French aperitif is made with wine and flavoured with quinine as well as herbs and spices.  More info
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A 100cl bottle of Bianco Vermouth, produced by Gambarotta in Italy during the 1970s. A rare find, just one of the numerous ancient piece in our antique spirits range.  More info
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Classic Gancia Bianco vermouth, now with a higher ABV of 16%, which is said to unlock deeper aromatic notes from the vermouth.  More info
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Gancia Rosso (16%)
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Gancia Rosso Vermouth, rich with aromatic herbs and spices. Sweet and enjoyably dry. Now bottled at 16% ABV, a change which releases more aromatic notes from with the vermouth.  More info
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Gancia Rosso - 1970s
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A great vermouth from Bordeaux. This is made with white Bordeaux wines and fruit brandy and is aged in oak for between 6 months and a year.  More info
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A herbal, slightly nutty white vermouth made to a recipe created by renowned bartender Giancarlo Mancino using 19 botanicals, including Sage, Marjoram and Oregano.  More info
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A medium dry vermouth from Martini. This is flavoured with white wine, Alpine herbs and vanilla and is slightly sweeter because of it. First released during the 1910s.  More info
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