fortified wine Tag

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...

Mancino Bianco Vermouth Our new friends at Fasel Shenstone recently sent us several bottles of their artisanal fortified wines, and we took that as the perfect opportunity to place an addendum on our earliest set of posts, a vermouth tournament. Today we have an epic battle of two...

Yzaguirre Reserva Vermouth As we mentioned earlier this week, our new friends at Fasel Shenstone sent us some Spanish vermouths and a couple of other bottles recently. We've been using these newly discovered vermouths as an opportunity to add a bit of an addendum to our...

Reviewing our Vermouth Taste-off As we mentioned yesterday, fortified wine importer Fasel Shenstone was kind enough recently to send us a sampling of their products. Since trying out new fortified ones is one of our favorite things to do, this made us very happy. One of the...