Share

Vermouth was created in France.

Answer: False.

The indispensable ingredient in a martini, vermouth was first created and commercially sold in the Piedmont region of Italy in the 1700’s. Until it was banned, in the early 20th century due to its potential psychoactive toxicity, vermouth commonly contained wormwood. In fact, the word vermouth comes from the German word wermut, meaning “wormwood.”

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.