It may be written vermut, vermutte, vermouth or even vèrmot. But whatever the spelling, it’s all the same thing: the most famous aromatized wine in the world, created in Turin in 1786 by Antonio Benedetto Carpano.
Ever since, its fame has been inextricably linked to Piedmont and Turin, where throughout the 19th century an aristocracy of vermouth producers developed. Using different means and methods, these distillers helped to spread the notoriety of Turin’s special spirit internationally.
But what exactly is Vermouth? An alcoholic beverage composed by at least 75% wine, sweetened and aromatized with a further alcoholic infusion and various herbs, most importantly absinthe. It can be white, red, rosé (no less than 14.5% ABV) and dry (no less than 18% ABV).
It’s also an essential ingredient in many of the world’s most beloved cocktails, like the Negroni, the Americano and the Manhattan.
“How It’s Made” is a new format for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, accessible for free on this site! This episode will be released on November 13 at 6 p.m.
This episode of How It’s Made was produced by Istituto del Vermouth di Torino.
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