Vermouth is a flavored alcoholic beverage that originated in Europe in the 19th century. Although the history of vermouth is uncertain and several theories have been proposed about its origin, the most accepted theory is that the vermouth it was created in Turin, Italy, in the 1780s by the pharmacist Antonio Benedetto Carpano.
According to legend, Carpano made a drink from white wine mixed with herbs and spices, and served it in his pharmacy as a stomach tonic. The drink quickly became popular and began to be served in cafes and bars in the city.
As vermouth became more popular, it began to be produced in other parts of Europe, such as France and Spain. In France, vermouth was made with white wine and flavored with local herbs and spices, while in Spain red wine was used as the base and flavored with Mediterranean herbs and spices.
Today vermouth is produced all over the world and there are many different varieties and styles, although the countries most famous for their vermouth production remain Spain, Italy and France.
The origin of vermouth in Bodegas Xaló dates back to 1996, when they began to make the vermouth Vall de Gorgos, a classic vermouth with citrus touches typical of the muscatel grape base with which it is made, as well as an exquisite combination of local herbs.
After the great success of this vermouth, Bodegas Xaló went on to produce a more gourmet version of the muscatel-based vermouth, beginning the production of its highly recognized vermouth Xaloneret, a very refined and elegant vermouth that is characterized by its aromas of cinnamon and vanilla.
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