Vermouth? Hmmmm .... Is that the dusty old bottle at the back of your parents' drinks cabinet? Well not any more. Vermouth is making a comeback, and some of the most exciting new vermouths on the scene are from Spain. In Barcelona's vermuterias (vermouth bars), this fortified wine, aromatized with botanicals like chamomile, coriander, gentian, juniper, saffron and sage in what is usually a very closely guarded process, is served very simply, in a tumbler glass with a slice of orange or lemon, and perhaps an olive. The Spanish drink mainly red vermouth which is infused with orange and Mediterranean herbs. It's sweet, but not as intensely sweet as sweet liqueurs like amaretto. The flavours of red vermouth are dark fruits, spice, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, and herbs. Vermouth is an ideal aperitif, as its herbal profile aids in the stomach's digestion of food. It's delicious served with small bites of spicy sausage, dry and salty cheeses, or a selection of gourmet tinned fish appetizers. With an inviting aroma of Mediterranean herbs,vermouth is an easy to drink aperitif that is the perfect way to start a relaxed evening of sharing food and conversation with good friends. Head to Saporista's Spanish collection to get involved and discover the delights of vermouth for yourself!