My very first drink in Soho at an age best undisclosed was a glass of Chambery at The French House served by the Gaston himself. I have been devoted to vermouth ever since. A book devoted to Vermouth by the able Jack Bevan is a joy filled double whammy. Great drinks require as much artistry as food and this book proves the case mightily.
A genuine ode, written with style and substance in equal measure
We find vermouth infinitely surprising as well as greatly satisfying. This book achieves the same.
Jack Bevan has written a book I didn't realise I needed but now can't imagine not having. It's comprehensive, entertaining, fascinating and eminently handy, too. If you're serious about Italian food and drink, A Spirited Guide To Vermouth is an essential addition to your library.