Dry vermouth

Words by Simon Difford

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Dry vermouths are clear to light golden. Although enjoyable served chilled straight as an aperitif, they are mainly used in cocktails and other mixed drinks.

Dry vermouths are usually made from light, dry white wines aged for two to three years, then fortified, sweetened, and infused with the producer's mixture of botanicals. The vermouth is then chilled to crystalize any tartrates, which are then removed during filtration. Caramel is often added to adjust the colour.

European Economic Community, regulation 1601/91 stipulates two styles of dry vermouth, determined sugar levels and alcohol content:
Extra-dry: less than 30 grams of sugar per litre and a minimum of 15% alc./vol.
Dry: less than 50 grams of sugar per litre and a minimum of 16% alc./vol.
No minimum amount of sugar is stipulated, and some dry vermouths contain very little sugar.

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Strucchi Vermouth Dry image

Strucchi Vermouth Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Martini Extra Dry vermouth image

Martini Extra Dry vermouth

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 15

Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery image

Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 17.5

Noilly Prat Original image

Noilly Prat Original

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Belsazar Riesling image

Belsazar Riesling

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 16

Vermouth Routin Dry image

Vermouth Routin Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 16.9

Noilly Prat Extra Dry image

Noilly Prat Extra Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Mancino Vermouth di Torino Secco image

Mancino Vermouth di Torino Secco

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

La Quintinye Extra-Dry image

La Quintinye Extra-Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 16.5

Riserva Carlo Alberto Extra Dry image

Riserva Carlo Alberto Extra Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Belsazar Vermouth Dry image

Belsazar Vermouth Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 19

Oscar 697 Extra Dry image

Oscar 697 Extra Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Drapo Dry Vermouth image

Drapo Dry Vermouth

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Blackdown Silver Birch Vermouth image

Blackdown Silver Birch Vermouth

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 14.7

London Vermouth Company No. 3 S. E. Dry image

London Vermouth Company No. 3 S. E. Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 17

Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth image

Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 15

Lustau Vermut Blanco image

Lustau Vermut Blanco

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 12

Cinzano 1757 Extra Dry image

Cinzano 1757 Extra Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Carpano Dry Vermouth image

Carpano Dry Vermouth

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 18

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry image

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 17

Sacred English Dry Vermouth image

Sacred English Dry Vermouth

Category: Wine - Fortified
Sub category: Vermouth & aromatized wines
alc./vol: 21.8

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