About Vermouth Red

About Vermouth Red
Vermouth is an aromatized, fortified wine flavored with certain spices and herbs, including tree barks, seeds and flowers.

Historically there were two main vermouth styles, a sweet Italian vermouth and a drier, lighter French vermouth. Today many styles of dry and sweet, red and white vermouths are made in many regions of the world. More and more diversity in style is seen with the success of new-world, craft vermouths entering the market. Enjoy these wines on the rocks, with soda, or in your favorite classic cocktails like a Manhattan, Martini, or Negroni.

Top Picks for Vermouth Red

Drapo NV Rosso Vermouth Italy
92 points
Best Buy
Amber color. Herbal aromas of cedar smoke, autumn leaves, honey cake, and lavender with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a silky, complex, long toffee, ripe mango, birch, caraway, lemon verbena, bitter roots, and green olive finish. A fuller-bodied amber Vermouth with a strong backbone; pair with any spirit to balance and elevate stirred cocktails.
92 points $16.95 Best Buy
Rockwell Vermouth Co. Lot #1 Classic Sweet California
91 points
Best Buy
Dark amber color. Aromas of halvah, dried mint, clove, cream, hints of dried tangerine, and toasted oats with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a silky, agreeable cream soda and oatmeal raisin cookie finish. A complex, creamy and distinctive vermouth for creative stirred cocktails.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Drapo NV Tuvé Torino Gran Riserva Italy
87 points
Dark amber color. Aromas of cedar sauna, lime leaf, cilantro, chamomile tea with honey, and white pepper with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-long cinnamon-ginger lozenge, crisp toffee, bitter wormwood, and woodruff finish. A cocktail-friendly vermouth with magnetic herbaceousness.