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Vermouth de Chambéry

Protected designation for wormwood in France; look there.

One with spices and herbs flavored and fortified wine, the name of which derives from wormwood (Artemisia absinthium or English Wormwood). Incidentally, this is also true for the famous spirit absinthe used with the characteristic green color. The main ingredient of the plant is the essential oil thujone that the typical, bitter Taste causes. A wine flavored with herbs already presented in the antiquity the Greeks and Romans. The Greek doctor Hippocrates (460-377 BC), the appetite and digestive properties of the drink were known and experimented with. The Roman writer Pliny the Elder (23-79) praised a flavored spiced wine called " Hypocras "In the highest tones. The Romans called a spiced wine "because of the appetizing effect" aperitivum ".

Vermouth - Common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

It was not until many centuries later that this type of drink became popular and is now...

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