Vermouth or wormwood - named after the wormwood herb - is a wine enriched with various herbs and spices. It has an alcohol content of 14.5-21.9% and a bitter taste. According to the EU regulation wormwood is called "flavoured wine with characteristic aroma which has been mixed with alcohol".
The origins go back to ancient Egypt, Hippocrates used the elixir for example against jaundice or tetanus. There are clear differences in taste between dry French and rather sweet Italian wormwood.
Depending on the sugar content, the tetanus is divided into different categories:
- Extra dry: 0-29g sugar/litre with at least 15% alcohol content
- Dry: 30-49g sugar/litre with at least 16% alcohol content
- semi-dry: 50-90g sugar/litre
- Sweet: 90-130g sugar/liter
- Sweet: 130g or more sugar/litre
*regular prices = former selling prices