Vermouth

Vermouth is a fortified wine flavoured with aromatic herbs and spices (aromatised in the trade) in recipes that are closely-guarded trade secrets. The inventor of vermouth, Antonio Benedetto Carpano from Turin, Italy, chose this name in 1786 because he was inspired by a German wine fortified with wormwood, a herb most famously used in distilling absinthe. The modern German word Wermut means both wormwood and vermouth. The herbs were originally used to mask raw flavours of cheap wine, imparting a slightly medicinal tonic flavour.


Filmed at the Boutique Bar Show 2009 in London, Andy Pearson, drinks expert and mixologist of Intoxicology tells 'The Whole Vermouth' in this fascinating insight into the drinks' history and versatility.

Discover it's origins and the differing styles of Italian and French vermouth and their use in making some of the world's greatest cocktails.

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Image of Carpano - Antica Formula Carpano - Antica Formula
This was the first vermouth used to make the forerunner to the classic martini, The Martinez, mixed with Bokma Genever, ...
1 Litre Bottle £ 31.61
 
available 15th May 2014
Image of Carpano - Punt e Mes 3 ReviewsCarpano - Punt e Mes
Cited as a benchmark and classic version of vermouth by the Oxford Companion to Wine, Punt e Mes (Poont eh Mehss) is one...
75cl Bottle £ 10.67
 
Image of Cinzano - Bianco 1 ReviewCinzano - Bianco
Cinzano Bianco is a fragrant, full-bodied and delicate aromatised wine prepared according to an original recipe. It is...
75cl Bottle £ 7.48
 
Image of Cinzano - Extra Dry Cinzano - Extra Dry
Cinzano Bianco is off-dry and an inviting pale yellow. The flavours are vibrant and alive with notes aromatic herbs. I...
75cl Bottle £ 7.43
 
Image of Cinzano - Rosso Cinzano - Rosso
Cinzano Rosso is dark red in colour and wrapped in intense delicious flavours. Sweet and fragrant, it finishes with a un...
75cl Bottle £ 7.93
 
Image of Cocchi - Vermouth di Torino Cocchi - Vermouth di Torino
On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the House of Cocchi, we have resumed production of Giulio Cocchi's original ...
75cl Bottle £ 20.38
 
available 02nd May 2014
Image of Dubonnet - Red Dubonnet - Red
Dubonet is a French, wine based apperitif flavoured with spices and hints of quinine. Dubonnet is a world-wide leading...
75cl Bottle £ 8.29
 
Image of Gancia - Bianco Gancia - Bianco
The vermouths of the house of Gancia are known as the 'Classic Italian Aperitif'. They were introduced at the beginning ...
1 Litre Bottle £ 13.43
 
Image of Gancia - Extra Dry Gancia - Extra Dry
The vermouths of the house of Gancia are known as the 'Classic Italian Aperitif'. They were introduced at the beginning ...
1 Litre Bottle £ 15.35
 
Image of Gancia - Rosso Gancia - Rosso
The vermouths of the house of Gancia are known as the 'Classic Italian Aperitif'. They were introduced at the beginning ...
1 Litre Bottle £ 13.42
 
Image of La Quintinye Vermouth Royal - Extra Dry La Quintinye Vermouth Royal - Extra Dry
LQVR Extra Dry Vermouth has a magnificent bouquet of 27 plants and spices, white wines and white Pineau des Charentes, a...
75cl Bottle £ 19.25
 
Image of La Quintinye Vermouth Royal - Red La Quintinye Vermouth Royal - Red
LQVR Red is made from a selection of 28 plants and spices and a blend of red wines from the south of France and red Pine...
75cl Bottle £ 19.25
 
Image of La Quintinye Vermouth Royal - White La Quintinye Vermouth Royal - White
LQVR White is the subtle combination of 18 plants and the blend of white wines in the white Pineau des Charentes make La...
75cl Bottle £ 19.25
 
Image of Lillet - Blanc 2 ReviewsLillet - Blanc
Lillet (pronounced lee-lay), is a French Aperitif made from a blend of wine, liqueurs, fruits and herbs. It originated i...
75cl Bottle £ 14.87
 
available 18th May 2014
Image of Lillet - Rose Lillet - Rose
Lillet Rose is created from a blend of the red and white Grand Cru Bordeaux wine varietals used to produce Lillet Blanc ...
75cl Bottle £ 14.87
 
Image of Lillet - Rouge Lillet - Rouge
Lillet (pronounced lee-lay), is a French Aperitif made from a blend of wine, liqueurs, fruits and herbs. It originated i...
75cl Bottle £ 14.87
 
Image of Mancino Vermouth - Bianco Ambrato Mancino Vermouth - Bianco Ambrato
Infused with 37 botanicals the Bianco Ambrato has a slightly amber hue and a floral Alpine nose of angelica, chamomile, ...
70cl Bottle £ 20.65
 
Image of Mancino Vermouth - Rosso Amaranto Mancino Vermouth - Rosso Amaranto
The Rosso Amaranto is made with 38 botanicals and is a dark Imperial Amaranth red with a glint of caramel. A grand ana...
70cl Bottle £ 19.87
 
Image of Mancino Vermouth - Secco Mancino Vermouth - Secco
The Secco is infused with 19 botanicals and has a full nose of Mediterranean herbs, sage, marjoram and oregano, with del...
70cl Bottle £ 19.86
 
Image of Martini - Bianco Martini - Bianco
Martini Bianco is a fine blend of Italian white wine infused with herbs and sweet floral botanicals and produces an arom...
75cl Bottle £ 8.48
 
Image of Martini - Extra Dry Martini - Extra Dry
Was £7.94 - Now £6.94
Martini Extra Dry was launched on New Year's Day 1900. Elegant, delicate and very cool, it is the essential ingredient a...
75cl Bottle £ 6.94
 
Image of Martini - Extra Dry Martini - Extra Dry
Martini Extra Dry was launched on New Year's Day 1900. Elegant, delicate and very cool, it is the essential ingredient a...
5cl Miniature £ 1.00
 
Image of Martini - Rosato 2 ReviewsMartini - Rosato
With its gorgeous pink colouring, Martini Rosato delivers hints of cinnamon with lighter aromatics of raspberry. Try o...
75cl Bottle £ 8.64
 
Image of Martini - Rosso Martini - Rosso
Characterised by subtle notes of orange and caramel, Martini Rosso has got a unique perfume, rich herbal notes and unmis...
75cl Bottle £ 7.93
 
Image of Noilly Prat - Original French Dry 4 ReviewsNoilly Prat - Original French Dry
Noilly Prat (pronounced Nwa-ee Prat), known as 'the Rolls Royce of vermouths', is recognised by barmen all over the worl...
75cl Bottle £ 10.40
 
Image of Quady Winery - Vya Extra Dry Quady Winery - Vya Extra Dry
Was £18.06 - Now £15.83
Vermouth is a fortified wine made with botanicals. VYA is a new type of aperitif vermouth, producing an exceedingly plea...
70cl Bottle £ 15.83
 
Image of Quady Winery - Vya Sweet Vermouth Quady Winery - Vya Sweet Vermouth
Carpano, using a recipe from his grandmother, is credited with making the first commercial vermouth in the sweet red or ...
70cl Bottle £ 18.06
 
Image of Quady Winery - Vya Whisper Dry Quady Winery - Vya Whisper Dry
Vermouth is a fortified wine made with botanicals. VYA is a new type of aperitif vermouth, producing an exceedingly plea...
70cl Bottle £ 18.06
 
Image of Riserva Carlo Alberto - Vermut Blanc Riserva Carlo Alberto - Vermut Blanc
Clear, moonlit hue. Deliciously sweet. Harmonized into a full and long-lasting taste, it helps to bring images of summ...
75cl Bottle £ 21.12
 
Image of Riserva Carlo Alberto - Vermut Ross Riserva Carlo Alberto - Vermut Ross
Fresh cherry nose with festive fruit, achillea flower and tonka bean, wild herbs (dandelion and mint), heart - warming s...
75cl Bottle £ 21.12
 
Image of Riserva Carlo Alberto - Vermut Sec (Extra Dry) Riserva Carlo Alberto - Vermut Sec (Extra Dry)
Thanks to the Muscat Wine of Asti, the dry vermut is different from their others because it maintains its soft, light to...
75cl Bottle £ 21.12
 
Image of Sacred - Spiced English Vermouth Sacred - Spiced English Vermouth
Sacred spiced English vermouth is made with barks, peels, herbs and spices including organic wormwood from Somerset, org...
70cl Bottle £ 31.56