Channing Daughters "VerVino, Variation One – Batch Three" Dry Vermouth 500ML
Aromatized Wine｜Long Island, NY
With a wine history preceding the founding of the country, New York is the third-largest wine producing state in the union; in the late 1600s French Huguenot and Dutch settlers brought the vine to the Hudson Valley area. Wine production today is extant from the Finger Lakes to Long Island, where we find Channing Daughters.
Natural, sustainable, organic: the winery is a self-sustaining and socially responsible enterprise producing as range of fantastic wines from their estate in Long Island.
In keeping with a millennia-old tradition of preserving herbs in alcohol, Channing Daughters creates a series of very-limited-edition vermouths in painfully small batches with distinct flavor profiles. This "Variation One" is meant to be a woodland, herbal, forest-y style of aromatic dry white vermouth.
Its life begins as their organic estate Sauvignon Blanc, then fortified with grape brandy and infused with over thirty different botanicals, all sourced from within a few square miles from their property in the Hamptons, Long Island. A short list of the botanicals used includes calendula, fennel, sage, nasturtium, lemon balm, rose, basil, and spiked za'tar. Wildly floral, with notes of autumn leaves, elderflower, rose petals, sage, grass, and chamomile, with a hint of grassy tang on the dry, floral finish.
Two ounces over ice in a tall glass with grapefruit or orange peel makes a delicious "grown-up" hard soda. Or use in equal parts with an aromatic gin for a "perfect Martini" or a Gibson. My favorite right now is an easily upgraded "White Margarita": 2 ounces of mezcal or tequila, 1/2 ounce VerVino Vermouth, 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice and 1/2 ounce agave simple syrup shaken and strained over ice. When combined with an organic sweet red vermouth, your home bar will be close to complete!
The options are endless – add some to your next mixed case or grab six to give as unique gifts, all at the best price in the country. Your home bar will thank you!