French vermouth, which had its heyday in the 1850’s, is back in style in the 21st century, delighting bartenders all over the world with the richness of its flavors. But what is vermouth? The French version of this typical Alpine fortified wine that originated in Turin, was first made by Dolin in the 1820s. Obtained by the maceration of no less than thirty Alpine plants, flowers and spices in white wine, it has long been enjoyed as an aperitif, sometimes even as a medicinal drink. Dolin’s French vermouth enjoyed local and international success from the outset thanks to its distinctive aromatic bouquet whose subtle alchemy delights the palate and awakens the senses. Star of Parisian café terraces in the 19th century, winner of many prizes, it has been so successful for 200 years now that we jealously keep the recipe secret.