Author: Roberts & June

Tasting Mancino Chinato We've been on something of a (greater than usual) fortified wine kick for the last week or so, prompted by the arrival of several samples from fortified wine importer Fasel Shenstone. Beyond being simply delicious, they've taught us a lot about fortified wines, and...

Tasting St. Raphael Quinquina Let's talk about Quinquinas. A few days ago, we mentioned that Cocchi Americano is a quinquina, not a vermouth, and arguably therefore should never have been allowed in our Vermouth Taste-Off tournament. That might have left you with a couple of questions: 'What exactly...

A Belated Recognition of Vermouth Blanco It's time for us to make a confession: we're cheaters. Some of our very earliest posts (here and here) were a bracket-style tournament of vermouths. Though we called one side of the bracket 'The Whites,' it was more precisely a...

Revisiting Dry Vermouth Pretty much our first cocktail writing project came about when it occurred to us, after years of grabbing the closest vermouth on the shelf, to ask, 'What's the difference between all of these vermouths and which should we be buying?' We conducted a...