March 21st - World Vermouth Day!
Spring is here, meaning flowers are blooming, warmer weather is approaching, and vermouth bottles are pouring. While the last item may surprise you, World Vermouth Day is actually celebrated across the globe today and every year on March 21st.
What is Vermouth, exactly?
Vermouth is a fortified wine (meaning a distilled spirit has been added to it) that has been infused with botanicals, herbs, and spices. Vermouth was first invented in Milan, Italy during the 18th century and was initially used for medicinal purposes, though it quickly grew in popularity as an alcoholic beverage. Now it is served across the globe year-round, but especially in the Spring time.