At the end of a recent Piemonte tasting, with puckered lips and purple teeth, I approached Roberto Bava of the eponymous winery. To my amazement, he suggested I don't bother trying his wines but have a vermouth instead. "Vermouth, isn't that an 80's throwback drink?", I thought to my self.
Wow, what a pleasant surprise! This is not just any vermouth, this is Cocchi's Vermouth di Torino. Mixed with a few ice cubes, some sparkling water and some lemon zest, this makes the most refreshing and delicious drink I have had in a very long time.