Vermouth is a fortified wine aperitif, normally infused, macerated or distilled with herbs, spices, alcohol, and a blend of other ingredients. There are various brands of Vermouth produced in Italy and France.
The main types of Vermouth are Dry Vermouth and Sweet Vermouth. Dry Vermouth is white, approx. 18 % alcohol (36 proof). The original Vermouth, "Sweet Vermouth" is also available in white (bianco) as well as red (rosso) and is of slightly less alcoholic content than the Dry Vermouth. (approx. 15%)