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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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This vermouth from the 1970s was initially created to commemorate the change in fortunes of Carpano distilleries when the stock market rose by a point and a half. What a good excuse for a celebratory...  More info
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This 'little corporal' vermouth, bottled in the early 1980s, proves good things come in small packages. Made in France for the German market, there isn't actually an abv on the label!  More info
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Interested in finding out how Cinzano Bianco tasted in the 1980s? You're in luck, time traveller.  More info
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A 1950s (!) bottling of classic Italian vermouth from Cinzano. Wowsers.  More info
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Extra dry and extra old. From the 1960s comes this bottling of Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth.

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A litre of classic Italian bianco vermouth from Carpano produced in the 1960s!  More info
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Carpano Vermouth Classico becomes even more of a Classico when it's from the 1970s. Classico-o-er? Think we'll just stick with Classico for the moment.  More info
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Carpano Classico is made with dry Italian Moscato white wine and aromatic herbs, with this bottling dating from the 1980s.  More info
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A 1970s bottling of Beccaro Vermouth Chinato, bittersweet and beautiful.  More info
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An extra dry version of the archetypal French vermouth dating from the 1960s! A collectible piece indeed.  More info
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Carpano Vermouth - 1970s
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The classic vermouth to make a stunning Manhattan, direct from the 1970s. Rich, fruity and spicy, just how you like it.  More info
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Deeply red (not Simply Red, completely different thing), this Cinzano Rojo Vermouth is from the 1970s. Produced in Italy, it was originally imported into Catalonia, Spain.  More info
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A 1970s bottling of Cinzano Rooso Vermouth - rare, collectible and particularly interesting for mixologists looking to explore antique vermouth, which will have endured plenty of oxidation over the...  More info
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A wonderfully presented bottle of Martini Bianco vermouth from the noughties.  More info
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Martini Dry - 1920s
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Nearing 100 years old, this bottling of dry vermouth from Martini & Rossi has had a lot of time to contemplate the universe. Or collect dust, one of the two.  More info
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Martini Rosso - 1920s
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Astoundingly rare and ridiculously old, this bottling of Martini Rosso vermouth is from the 1920s! It will soon be getting a card from the Queen for its 100th birthday!  More info
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Martini Rosso - 1930s
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Martini & Rossi have been producing some of the finest vermouth for longer than any of us can say we've been doing anything. This bottle is from the 1930s. It's around 80 years old!  More info
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A bottle of Cora Vermouth Torino from the 1970s. Made with a glorious mixture of red wine, herbs and spices in Costigliole d'Asti, a small town in Italy.  More info
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A Rosé vermouth is, unsurprisingly, a cross between a red and a white vermouth which is usually less bitter and a little more sweet than your average red vermouth. This one was made by the famous...  More info
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A very old bottle of St. Raphael Vermouth from the 1950s. The label has a few bumps and scrapes, but you can clearly see that it was labelled as an "appitizer", which is certainly could be enjoyed as...  More info
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Carpano Punt e Mes - 1950s
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Antique Punt e Mes vermouth, produced by Carpano in the 1950s. An incredibly rare find, it's in excellent condition and features the old style of label, which differs greatly from the label on Punt e...  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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A white vermouth from the Belsazar range, produced in Germany. The team behind Belsazar use only the best wines from the South Baden region as the base for their vermouth, fruit brandy from long-time...  More info
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Cor, look at this! A 1950s bottling of Noilly Prat! Very rare and very exciting for the discerning cocktail enthusiast that likes to experiment with antique ingredients.  More info
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Gancia Bianco
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Gancia Bianco is a white vermouth made using a quality wine base with a selection of alpine herbs. The result is a semi-dry vermouth ideal for all your martini needs!  More info
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