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With Bestwine • Online, discover Vermouths acclaimed by chefs and sommeliers in starred gastronomic restaurants.  Vermouth which is an aromatic wine, appears on the wine list of starred gastronomic restaurants worldwide. By accessing Bestwine • Online’s selection of Vermouths, you can be sure of buying one of the best Vermouths on the market.

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Discover the Vermouths chosen by the chefs and sommeliers of Michelin starred restaurants. A selection made by trustworthy and legitimate professionals to help you find your favourite vermouth.

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1 – Cocchi Di Torino Vermouth


Vermouth Origin : Italy

Type : Red Vermouth

Vermouth in the 2 starred gastronomic restaurant wine lists

vermouth martini

1 – Martini Bianco vermouth


Vermouth Origin : Italy

Type : White Vermouth

Vermouth in the 2 starred gastronomic restaurant wine lists

vermouth lillet

Lillet Vermouth


Vermouth Origin : France

Type : White Vermouth

belsazar white

Belzazar Vermouth


Vermouth Origin : Germany

Type : White Vermouth

Carpano Antica Formula

Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth


Vermouth Origin : Italy

Type : Red Vermouth

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Ambassadeur Vermouth


Vermouth Origin : France

Type : Red Vermouth

vermouth cinzano

Cinzano Vermouth


vermouth Origin : France

Type : Red Vermouth

vermouth martini rosato

Martini Rosato Vermouth


Vermouth Origin : Italy

Type: Red Vermouth

belsazar vermouth dry

Belzazar Vermouth – Dry


Vermouth Origin : Germany

Type : White Vermouth

mancino vermouth chinato

Mancino Vermouth – Chinato


Vermouth Origin : Italy

Type : White Vermouth

Best Vermouth’s brands

Refer to Chief’s, Sommelier’s, Bartender’s from gastronomic restaurants of all around the world‘s opinion to discover the best Vermouth’s brands and best references. A ranking and comparative of the best Vermouth’s brands by the Chief’s, Sommelier’s and Bartender’s from the top gastronomic experts.

Vermouth BrandVermouth OriginType de vermouthComposition du vermouthAlcohol degreeRestaurant
AmbassadeurFranceRed VermouthWines and quiquinas16°⭐⭐⭐ – Beaumanière – France
CinzanoItalyRed VermouthWines, marjoram, thyme and musk millefeuille15°⭐⭐⭐ – Beaumanière – France
LilletFranceWhite VermouthWines, fruit liqueurs and cinchona17°⭐⭐⭐ – Beaumanière – France
Martini BiancoItalyWhite VermouthWines and Plants14°⭐⭐⭐ – Beaumanière
⭐⭐⭐ – Yannick Alléno – France
Martini RosatoItalyRed VermouthWines and Plants14°⭐⭐⭐ – Yannick Alléno – France
Cocchi di TorinoItalyRed VermouthWines and infused herbs16°⭐⭐⭐ – Rutz – Germany
⭐⭐⭐ – Core By Clare Smith – United Kingdom
Carpano Antica FormulaItalyRed VermouthWines, spices and herbs16,5°⭐⭐⭐ – Rutz – Germany
Mancino – ChinatoItayWhite and Red Vermouth MixWines, spices and herbs17,5°⭐⭐⭐ – 8½ Otto e Mezzo – Italy
Mathiasson – Sweet Vermouth no, 4USAWhite VermouthWines and fruits17°⭐⭐⭐ – Geranium – Denmark
Belsazar – DryGermanyWhite VermouthWines, spices and herbs19°⭐⭐⭐ – Core By Clare Smith – United Kingdom
Belsazar – WhiteUnited KingdomWhite VermouthWines, spices and herbs18°⭐⭐⭐ – Core By Clare Smith – United Kingdom
Sacred – AmberUnited KingdomAmber VermouthWines, spices and herbs21,8°⭐⭐⭐ – Core By Clare Smith – United Kingdom
Sacred – SpicedUnited KingdomSpicy VermouthWines, spices and herbs18°⭐⭐⭐ – Core By Clare Smith – United Kingdom
The best Vermouths on the wine list of gastronomic restaurants.

Vermouth

With an alcohol content which ranges from 14° to 22°, Vermouth is not, contrary to popular opinion, a spirit, it is a flavoured wine. To be more precise, Vermouth is called an A.B.V., which means an aperitif made from wine, (aperitif à base de vin). The main ingredient can be either red wine or white wine. Bitter plants and tonics are added to the wine to flavour this precious drink.

Vermouth can therefore be made with wine, other alcoholic drinks, and different plants. As for the main ingredient wine, white wine is more often used to make Vermouth, as it is more acidic and is better for macerating plants and therefore extracting their aromas to make White Vermouth. Obviously, Red Vermouth is produced with red wine or white wine which has had sugar or caramel added to it.   Other alcohols added to the wine may include grape mistelle, Eau-de-Vie, Absinthe (small and big Absinthe) or liqueurs. The plants used in the production of Vermouth are absinthe, artemisia, cardamom, ginger, sloes, achillea, cascarilla, cloves, vanilla, quinine bark, sweet flag, blessed thistle, hyssop, savory, aloe, colombo, iris, sage, angelica, coriander, marjoram, elderberry, Peruvian Balsam, rose hip, cola nut, thyme, camomile, wormwood, bitter orange, cinnamon, gentian, and oregano.

There are several types of Vermouths:

  • Italian Vermouth from the Turin Region: these are wines with mistelles from the Southern Plains of Italy added to them. The Italian Vermouths from Turin are known for their sweetness. Italian Vermouths have brick red or golden tones. The majority of Italian Vermouths are red.
  • French Vermouth: Amongst the French Vermouths, there are de Marseillan Vermouths (Noilly Prat), and Thuir (Byrrh). These French Vermouths are made from dry white wine (80%) from the bourret, clairette and picpoul grape varieties. The French de Marseillan Vermouths are dry and have a golden colour. Another French Vermouth, Lillet is a Vermouth from Bordeaux, the vin d’epines, the Savoyard Vermouth, which comes from Chambery, it is produced from wines from Savoie and more than 30 alpine plants and herbs. Finally, amongst the French Vermouths, the Mattei Cap Corse is a Vermouth which, as its name suggests, comes from Corsica. It is made with mistelle, quinine, and several exotic plants. Most of the French Vermouths are white.
  • Canadian and Australian Vermouth: The Canadian and Australian Vermouths are used most of all in cocktails

The History of Vermouth

Historically, Vermouth is a fortified wine which was first produced in Italy in 1786 by Antonio Benedetto Carpano in Turin. The inspiration for Vermouth came from a German aperitif made with wine and Absinthe, the German word for Absinthe translates as “wermut”.  The Piedmont region of Italy is therefore the region where Vermouth was historically produced. France is also a big producer of Vermouth. The towns producing French Vermouth include Marseille, Beziers, and Chambery. There are a lot of French and Italian firms amongst the brands which produce Vermouth.

Traditionally, the consumption of Vermouth was at its height in the 40s and 50s. Nowadays, Vermouth is making a comeback. It is one of those unusual alcohols whose particular flavour is popular. Moreover, the characteristically bitter taste of Vermouth pleases as much the clients as the chefs, sommeliers, and barmen of starred gastronomic restaurants. Vermouth is served mainly as an aperitif in starred gastronomic restaurants. Sipped chilled in a tumbler with a slice of orange or lemon sometimes added. You can also drink Vermouth with ice cubes or water to attenuate its sweet taste. This fortified wine has become notorious today because it is an ingredient in a number of popular cocktails like Americano, Manhattan, Royal Martini, the Bianco or even the Vodka Martini which is James Bond’s favourite cocktail. To compose cocktails, Vermouth often has spirits added to it, as it is a sugary aromatic drink, it helps sweeten cocktails made with strong alcohol.

Brands of Vermouth

There are a lot of brands which produce Vermouth. Amongst the most famous names: Martini, Cinzano, Noilly Prat, Lillet, Byrrh, Dolin, Mattei Cap Corse, Punt e Mes, Gancia, Distillerie Stock, Routin, L’Elixir de la Dame, Yzaguirre. Some of these brands appear on the wine list of starred gastronomic restaurants, which proves their quality and flavour.

There are occasionally references of vintage Vermouth. It is an alcohol which can be kept several months after it has been opened.

The best Vermouths on the wine list of starred gastronomic restaurants

Recognized for serving the most delicious food and the finest alcohols, starred gastronomic restaurants will obviously serve the best in Vermouth. Vermouth is an alcoholic drink of the terroir. A drink which is produced by a few wine growers and a few brands. Sommeliers and barmen in starred gastronomic restaurants advise their clients a particular Vermouth as much for its flavour as its background. Each brand of Vermouth has its own personality and has one or several references of Vermouth (sometimes white and red Vermouths).  By definition, Vermouth can be produced in a multitude of different ways; ingredients, recipes, tools, dosage, grape variety, each Vermouth has its own characteristics, which is what makes it exceptional, as it is a drink whose combinations of wine and plants are infinite. With Bestwine • Online, you can take advantage of the knowledge of chefs, barmen and sommeliers in starred gastronomic restaurants, who elaborate and enrich their wine list. Consequently, you can savour the greatest bottles advised by professionals of good food and fine wine.

Bestwine • Online helps you access the greatest brands and the most delectable bottles of Vermouth. Our team regularly update our reference list of the best Vermouths to allow you to constantly discover new bottles. We will also guide you to wine merchants who offer a selection of the best value for money Vermouths in the best conditions.

For a good inexpensive Vermouth

With such a large choice of Vermouth, it is very difficult to select a good bottle.

I created Bestwine • Online to help you choose a reference of Vermouth easily, thanks to the expertise of professionals who work in high quality restaurants, the choice of an upmarket Vermouth is much more simple. In fact, chefs, sommeliers, and barmen must offer the greatest brands and bottles of Vermouth to satisfy their customers. Consequently, Bestwine • Online’s selections help you to find suggestions of the best Vermouths.

Bestwine • Online is neither a classification nor a comparison. We are not experts on Vermouth, but we are convinced that chefs, sommeliers, and barmen in starred gastronomic restaurants are legitimately competent to designate the best Vermouths, as they are professionals in high quality gastronomy and therefore able to distinguish the best food and wine.

Obviously, no one can point out the best Vermouth on the market, as there are so many different brands, types, and compositions of Vermouth. Even an oenologist, a wine shop, or a specialist guide in Vermouth cannot choose a bottle as being the best.

With Bestwine • Online, you are sure of tasting the most excellent Vermouths and acquiring them at the right price. With Bestwine • Online you may also find other references of wines and spirits from the wine menu of the greatest gastronomic restaurants.

Gwendal creator of Bestwine • Online and amateur of Vermouth.

The top of the range Vermouth’s selection

How are Vermouths selected on Bestwine • Online?

Bestwine • Online references the Vermouths from the wine list and wine cellar of the most well-known gastronomic restaurants in the world. References recommended by the chefs and sommeliers acclaimed by the critics. Only the references of Vermouths sold online are proposed, to enable you to buy them easily.

How are the reference lists of the best vermouths updated?

The reference lists of vermouths are updated daily by incorporating the new references from the wine menus of gastronomic restaurants at our disposal. In the same way, we renew our offers and promotions so that you may buy the best quality vermouth at the best price. We promise to only propose references on the wine list of prize-winning gastronomic restaurants.

Why choose a reference of vermouth via Bestwine • Online?

The chefs and sommeliers of gastronomic restaurants are the guarantees of gastronomic excellence by offering the best products, food and drink in their restaurants. Naturally, chefs and wine waiters of these great restaurants only propose the finest Vermouths.

Why buy your vermouths through Bestwine • Online?

Bestwine • Online, commits itself to referencing the best Vermouths and to guiding you to the most attractive offers online in order to buy them at the best price. A good tip for Vermouths at a real bargain!

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