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Great vermouth

jacquelinec Jul 16, 2006 10:42 PM

Hi - sipping a a new favorite, Vya Vermouth on the rocks - half sweet and half dry. Never was a vermouth fan before, this changed my mind. Check it out and I wrote about them in my blog, too.
- Jacqueline AKA Leather District Gourmet

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  1. Chris VR RE: jacquelinec Jul 16, 2006 11:49 PM

    Yeah, I never realized vermouth could be good on its own, Vya changed my mind. I just wish it was easier to find in my area.

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    1. re: Chris VR
      warrenr RE: Chris VR Jul 17, 2006 03:11 AM

      The best sweet vermouth on Earth is Carpano Antica Formula, it's almost too good to mix!

    2. jacquelinec RE: jacquelinec Jul 18, 2006 03:42 AM

      Carpano Antico Formula? I've never heard of it. I will say that Vya changed my view on vermouth altogether. I'll check out Carpano. Thanks!

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        Darren72 RE: jacquelinec Jul 18, 2006 04:45 PM

        You might also try Carpano's Punt e Mes. I believe the name ("part and a half") refers to a way people used to order vermouth and bitters. It is excellent, on the rocks.

        In Spain, it is very common to have vermouth on the rocks with a lime as an aperitif, or in a bar after work. Many bars have a wooden barrel of vermouth in which they pour from a tap.

        I've always refered to the mix of half sweet and half dry vermouth as a French Kiss.

        1. jacquelinec RE: jacquelinec Aug 12, 2006 04:33 AM

          Thanks for the tips. I'll look for Punt e Mes, have seen it but sort of forgot about it...how about Pimms Cup?

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            gymbeaux RE: jacquelinec Aug 12, 2006 03:21 PM

            Another thing people don't realize about vermouth is that it's a wine, so once it's open it has a shelf life.

            1. jacquelinec RE: jacquelinec Aug 19, 2006 08:25 AM

              Yup, you are correct. I don't usually have a bottle around long enough for it to turn. Even a little splash (just put some in nice bottle with pouring spout) here or there helps so many things!

              - Jacqueline

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