As is usual at this time of year there’ve been a whole number of articles about trends in food for the year ahead, and I’m intrigued and excited about the return of vermouth.
I don’t suppose it should come as a big surprise, given the recent interest in things like Aperol and Fernet Branca. It seems to be about red vermouth, but sure the whole spectrum will make a reappearance. I’ve been longing for a trip back to the Ethicurean, and whilst it might not be the done thing to have with breakfast, their own vermouth, the Collector, would definitely be worth a try.
Possibly easier to get hold of the Antica Formula from Marks & Spencer, although it’s not yet on their website. TheDrinkShop have a whole range including Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and La Quintinye Vermouth Royal. Apparently we’re supposed to drink it straight up or with a dash of soda, so best make it good stuff if that’s the way.
Anyway, if it’s a choice between drinking vermouth or eating insects, being pushed again as a trend, then I know which I am choosing!