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Martini & Rossi

(n.): Based in Turin, Italy, this company, which produces a variety of vermouths and sparkling wines, is most famous for their Rosso, a sweet Italian-style vermouth. Formed by wine merchant…

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Italian Exit

The ultimate Italian triple threat, this bittersweet stirred drink marries Carpano dry vermouth and Carpano Antica with a splash of Fernet-Branca.

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Vermouth

(n.) A fortified aromatized wine, vermouth is made by adding a neutral grain spirit to a low-alcohol wine, then infusing it with spices, roots and herbs before bottling. It generally…

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Perfect

(adj.) A description for a vermouth cocktail in which the vermouth component is a mix of half-sweet and half-dry, usually applied to the Martini or the Manhattan.

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Fortified Wine

(n.) Wine that has a distilled spirit added. This loosely-knit family of wines encompasses a wide range of styles. Some are made for fast consumption, others for aging. They can…

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Fitty-Fitty Martini

The Martini spent the better part of the ‘80s and ‘90s as a stripped-down, mostly-gin (or, gasp, vodka) version of itself. This is Audrey Saunders' effort to reintroduce America to…