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Vermouth di Torino

Protected designation for wormwood in Italy; look there.

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

Wormwood - Common wormwood herb (Artemisia absinthium)

This type of drink only became popular many centuries later and is particularly...

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