Vermina | Vermouth
A Euro-inspired pour-over-ice cocktail wine
What’s Vermouth? Vermouth is what’s called an aromatized wine. Wine that is made using natural botanicals, such as citrus peel, herbs, spices, tree bark, tea or any number of aromatics that can add flavor to the final wine. First developed in ancient Greece by Hippocrates, the modern Vermouth was fashioned in the 1700s in Milan, Italy. There’s a vibrant culture of spirited conversation, chilled Vermouth and light appetizers of olives, nuts, seafood, and cheese in Italy and Spain. Each winery has their own secret blend of ingredients that steep in the wine as it’s made. This one is from famed Santa Barbara winemaker, Steve Clifton and restaurant native, David Rosoff. It’s a classic dry style, with an earthy base and spice box full of flavor. Crisp, complex, and friendly enough for any cocktail fan.
Type Base wine: Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and dried Malvasia grapes | Vermouth preparation: organic California neutral spirits, Meyer lemon and basil simple syrup
Origin Santa Barbara, California
Our Best Advice Serve chilled or over ice with your favorite garnish (experimentation encouraged)