APEROL IS SO LAST YEAR

Vermouth, the new aperitif

Vermouth has, as does the rest of bitter-sweet aperitifs, the aim of opening up the appetite. 

Vermouth, the new aperitif drink

Aperol is a bitter alcohol drink from Italy that is often drunk as an ‘Aperitivo’. However, on its own it is not genuinely nice and usually has to be topped up with a sweeter-style Prosecco to be enjoyable.  At only 11% alcohol it also seems a bit expensive, so why are they not pouring us 120ml instead of the normally scant 60mls. I think those Italians are having a right-old-lend of us.​

On the other hand, 'Vermut’, as they call it in Spain is another fortified drink, but no two recipes will be the same. Made by wineries using wine as the base and different botanicals & spices, Vermouth has been regaining ground in recent years and Australians have been embracing this aperitif as their drink of choice.

The stuff they have been serving for centuries is now becoming quite the trend in Sydney, as it can be drunk on its own, it comes in white & red, can be used as a mixer in cocktails, is a perfect pairing for nibbles, it’s has more alcohol than Aperol, and finally, it’s cheaper and you get more of it.

So next time you’re think of buying Aperol, why not try a Spanish Vermouth instead?

Our recommendations

Barquero Vermut Rojo

Barquero Vermut Rojo

Regular price $33.00 Free shipping in Sydney Metropolitan Area
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Barquero Vermut Rojo

Tasting: Citrus and spicy aromas give way to a palate of orange, cinnamon, bitter almonds and woody notes. A very textural vermut due in part to aging in clay vessels under a layer of flor.

Bodega: Pérez Barquero

Region: Montilla-Moriles

Grape: Pedro Ximénez

Aging: 18 months in clay tinaja

Vintage: N/A

Alcohol: 15%

Closure: Cork

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Barquero Vermut Rojo 500ml

Barquero Vermut Rojo 500ml

Regular price $19.95 Free shipping in Sydney Metropolitan Area
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Barquero Vermut Rojo 500ml

Tasting: Citrus and spicy aromas give way to a palate of orange, cinnamon, bitter almonds and woody notes. A very textural vermut due in part to aging in clay vessels under a layer of flor.

Bodega: Pérez Barquero

Region: Montilla-Moriles

Grape: Pedro Ximénez

Aging: 18 months in clay tinaja

Vintage: N/A

Alcohol: 15%

Closure: Cork

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Black Vermouth Vintage Espinaler

Black Vermouth Vintage Espinaler

Regular price $43.00 Free shipping in Sydney Metropolitan Area
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Espinaler Black Vintage Vermouth

Tasting: Sweet black fruit notes combine with balsamic infused cola, and sweet and bitter spices to create a vermouth of deliciously silky texture.

Bodega: Espinaler

Region: Cataluña

Grape: Unknown

Aging: Unknown

Vintage: N/A

Alcohol: 15%

Closure: Crown Seal



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El Bandarra Vermut Blanco

El Bandarra Vermut Blanco

Regular price $57.00 Free shipping in Sydney Metropolitan Area
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El Bandarra Vermut Blanco 1000ml

Tasting: In Catalan a ‘Bandarra’ is the name for a complete scoundrel, a person with no scruples at all! This delicious white vermouth is rich, honeyed and bittersweet, bitter wormwood and herbs, crisp acidity and faint orange marmalade.

Bodega: Martí Serdà

Region: Penedès

Grape: Macabeo, Xarel.lo

Aging: Old oak

Vintage: N/A

Alcohol: 15%

Closure: Cork

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El Bandarra Vermut Rojo

El Bandarra Vermut Rojo

Regular price $57.00 Free shipping in Sydney Metropolitan Area
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El Bandarra Vermut Rojo 1000ml

Tasting: In Catalan a ‘Bandarra’ is the name for a complete scoundrel, a person with no scruples at all! This vermouth of the same name has a little more integrity however, liquorice and citrus notes on the nose, with a palate of cinnamon, citrus, chamomile and bitter orange.

Bodega: Martí Serdà

Region: Penedès

Grape: Macabeo, Xarel.lo

Aging: Old oak

Vintage: N/A

Alcohol: 15%

Closure: Cork

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Frares Vermut

Frares Vermut

Regular price $42.00 Free shipping in Sydney Metropolitan Area
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Espicialitats Mas dels Fares Vermut

Tasting: Supple and delicate red and black berries, silky mouthfeel, Mediterranean herbs with bitter wormwood.

Bodega: Vinícola de Priorat

Region: Priorat

Grape: Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo

Aging: Old French oak

Vintage: N/A

Alcohol: 15%

Closure: Cork

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