Timeline of Vermouth

An experiment

In 2013, in an attempt to get a better grasp on the details of vermouth’s history, I began constructing a timeline with every credible date I could lay hands on. The timeline below is a snapshot of where I am as of June 6, 2014.

As wonderful—and occasionally handy—as all this data is, there’s far more of the story in what this timelines doesn’t show. The events herein sketch out only the vaguest of arcs. Moreover, huge factors, such as the role played by wine negociants, are entirely missing the picture.

In other words, take this timeline with a grain of salt.

My intention is to update the timeline periodically. If you have any additions or corrections, please let me know.




Special thanks to Eric Seed, Romée de Gorianoff, Alexandre Vingtier and Carl Sutton for their invaluable assistance on this project. Otherwise, the individual to blame for this site is Martin Doudoroff, a New York City cocktail enthusiast driven to this sort of folly from time to time.

Corrections, augmentations and general feedback, particularly from vermouth and quinquina producers, are all welcomed at martin@mixologytech.com.

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