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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 72cl bottling of bitter vermouth from the 1970s, produced by the Cinzano company of Turin.  More info
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A bottling of the Carpano family's medium-sweet bitter red vermouth Punt e Mes from the 1970s. A fascinating insight as to how this popular vermouth, now owned by Fratelli Branca, tasted four decades...  More info
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A 1980s bottling of Dubonnet Rouge, the popular aperitif from France. It is made with wine and flavoured with a blend of herbs, spices and a little quinine too.  More info
$121.79
This antique 1 litre bottling of Dubonnet Rouge is from the 1970s. It may have seen slightly better days but is still a lovely piece of drinks history.  More info
$162.38
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
$162.38
A vintage bottling of Martini from the 1960s.  More info
$243.58
Martini Rosso 1l - 1970s
(100cl, 16.50%)
A full litre of Martini and Rossi Vermouth from the 1970s. Great in a vintage Negroni.  More info
$164.57
Produced in Turin, Italy, in the 1960s, this is a delicious white vermouth from the Cora brothers. It was based on white wines and was flavoured with herbs and spices.  More info
$202.98
La Versa is a herbal, dry white vermouth from S. Maria Versa. It's a very rare edition, produced in 1968 in Italy.  More info
$243.58
This is a deliciously bitter Bianco vermouth from the Arlorio company, based on various wines, herbs and spices. This particular rare edition was made in Turin, Italy, in 1966.  More info
$243.58
Aquila Rossa is a very rare red vermouth, made in Penedès in Spain's Catalan region. This was made with a blend of red wine and mixed herbs, and it was bottled in the 1970s.  More info
$202.98
This is a rare 1970s red version of the classic Italian vermouth from Cinzano. It was made with a base of red wines as well as various herbs and spices. This is great when served long as an aperitif.  More info
$162.38
Made to a recipe based on red wines, herbs and spices, this is a red vermouth from the Tombolini company. It was made in Loreto, in Marche, Italy, in the 1970s.  More info
$202.98
Montresor Rosso is a bittersweet Italian aperitif-style drink. The label boasts that it is the "old drink of the heart". This was bottled in the 1960s in Verona, Italy.  More info
$243.58
This is a red vermouth which was made by the Cora company in Costigliole d'Asti - a small town in Italy's Piedmont region. It was produced in the 1980s, and was made with various red wines, herbs and...  More info
$162.38
Made in the 1970s in Bologna, Italy, Rosso Antico is a sweet, rich red vermouth from the Buton company. It was based on red wines and flavoured with herbs and spices.  More info
$162.38
This is a very rare 1970s bottling of Cinzano Bianco - an Italian vermouth made in Turin to a recipe of 35 secret ingredients. Quite a collectible.  More info
$608.94
This is a spiced, herbal vermouth from the Spanish company, Quer. It was bottled in 1960s and comes from Reus in Catalonia.  More info
$202.98
Bottled in the 1970s, this is a bottle of Cinzano Bitter - a bitter vermouth made in Italy, and now rather difficult to get hold of...  More info
$142.09
This is a 1960s bottle of red vermouth produced in Turin, Italy. It was bottled for the French market and is best served cold...  More info
$202.98
This is an ancient 1970s bottling of Martini and Rossi's Bianco - a rich vermouth made with herbs, spices and wines.  More info
$142.09
This is an old edition of Gancia Americano - a rich vermouth made with gentian, wormwood, bitter orange and a selection of wine and Eastern spices. Very good in a variety of cocktails, this was...  More info
$152.24
Gancia Rosso - 1970s
(100cl, 17%)
This is a rare old 1970s bottle of the red Italian vermouth from Gancia. It is made with exotic and alpine herbs which are infused with red wine...  More info
$202.98
Bottled in the 1970s, this is a very rare and rather tasty red vermouth from Riccadonna. Made in Italy.  More info
$152.24
Hailing from Turin, this is a 1970s bottling of Cinzano - a bitter vermouth which was first made in 1757 by the Cinzano brothers. Quite a collectible.  More info
$142.09
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