Vermouth is a style of drink based on either red or white wine, and flavoured with herbs, spices and fruit. Vermouths are traditionally enjoyed as aperitifs or digestifs. Vermouths are also popular in the cocktail world, where either the sweeter, red wine-based red vermouth or the drier, white wine-based white vermouth can bring all kinds of depth. The word Vermouth actually comes from the German for the classic bittering agent wormwood: “Wermut”. It is said that the drink was first made in Turin in 1757 by Antonio Benedetto Carpano, creator of the recipe for the legendary Antica Formula.