Our Bourgeoning Fascination with Vermouth

An aperitif and cocktail ingredient that is unfortunately oft-overlooked and relegated to corners and nooks of spirits sections in most parts of the world not named Europe, Vermouth is a sort of Venn diagram between the worlds of wine and spirits that is sadly not explored by most people.

Clearly, though vermouth has experienced a particular revival in the U.S. in the last decade or so, Vermouths from France, Italy, and Spain are the primary standard-bearers on the field. Over the next month, we will discuss and taste options from all these locales and more as we try to shed a renewed perspective on a style of beverage that has experienced the full range of cultural salience.