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What is wormwood and why is it a necessary ingredient in Spanish vermouth?

Wormwood or Artemisia, in Latin, is the quintessential herb, without which a vermouth quite simply, isn’t a vermouth. The base formula for any drink calling itself vermouth must be 75% wine and wormwood, one of the botanicals used. In fact, the world’s first vermouth, commonly thought to have sprung from...

How should I drink vermouth?

In Spain tradition dictates that vermouth is drunk before lunch – it is, after all, a tried and tested appetizer. Having said that, this doesn’t mean that vermouth is only a lunch time drink. On the contrary, vermouth can be enjoyed at any time of the day, paired with food, as an after-work pick-me-up...

Traditional or Trendsetting? Whoever you are… there’s a Padró & Co. vermouth for you!

Our Rojo Amargo and our handcrafted crate containing the four Padró & Co. classics have been highlighted once again in La Conca 5.1, respected Spanish media publication specializing in the world of wine and winner of the industry’s Best Blog Award. Although two essentially different concepts, our Rojo Amargo vermouth and...

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