wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Vermouth

A wine flavoured and fortified with spices and herbs, whose name is derived from the wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Incidentally, this is also used for the famous spirit absinthe with its characteristic green colour. The main ingredient of the plant is the essential oil thujone, which causes the typical bitter taste. Wines flavoured with herbs, roots, barks, blossoms and various sweeteners were already produced in ancient China, Mesopotamia and ancient Rome. The Greek physician Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) was aware of the digestive properties and healing power of the drink and experimented with it against jaundice and tetanus. The Roman writer Pliny the Elder (23-79) praised a spiced wine called "hypocras". The Romans called spiced wine "aperitivum" because of its appetising effect.

Voices of our members

Thorsten Rahn

The Wine lexicon helps me to keep up to date and refresh my knowledge. Thank you for this Lexicon that will never end in terms of topicality! That's what makes it so exciting to come back often.

Thorsten Rahn
Restaurantleiter, Sommelier, Weindozent und Autor; Dresden

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,403 Keywords · 47,035 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,737 Pronunciations · 205,287 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU

PREMIUM PARTNERS