Over the last decade, vermouth went through its biggest boom in a century. Countless brands have appeared, and awareness for the category has grown exponentially. This return in the spotlight cannot hide the fact that vermouth knowledge remains surprisingly low. Unlike other categories, misinformation about the product and its rich history still abounds. This seminar will aim to correct some of the most pressing issues, from history to production. If you believe that Hippocrates promoted wormwood wine, that modern vermouth was invented in 1786 or that the name is a tribute to the poetry of Goethe; if you wonder why there’s so much sugar in vermouth or why white wine is turned red, this talk is for you.