The product

Vermouth is produced by starting with a base of a neutral grape wine or unfermented wine must. Each manufacturer adds additional alcohol and a proprietary mixture of dry ingredients, consisting of aromatic botanicals including roots, flowers, herbs, barks, seeds and spices to the base wine. After the wine is aromatized and fortified, the vermouth is sweetened with either cane sugar or caramelized sugar, depending on the style. The result is a well-rounded yet herb-forward creation with an alcohol content higher than that of regular wine, but still much lower than your standard spirits.