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The Society’s Chambéry

4.545450000 star rating 22 Reviews
Dry and floral, the most distinctive of all vermouths and based on local herbs and flowers for its distinctive, elegant style. Drink chilled on its own with a twist of lemon, or use as an essential ingredient for a dry Martini. Vermouth is an aromatised wine which is flavoured mainly by infusion of the wormwood flower. It’s seeing a revival in fortunes as craft producers embrace its complex charms, but for us it never went out of fashion! This is one of our bestselling spirits and Dolin, one of our oldest continuous suppliers, really do make it better than anyone. Chambéry is probably the most distinctive of all vermouths. Drink as part of that Martini, or with tonic or soda to make a delightful aperitif. Garnish with citrus, peels and fresh herbs to take it to the next level.
Price: £10.95 Bottle
Price: £131.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: VE75131

Wine characteristics

  • Aperitifs
  • 3 - Dry, rich
  • 75cl
  • Within two years of purchase
  • 17.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap

  • 100ml of this vermouth contains 77 kcal
  • The bottle contains 13.1 units of alcohol
  • A 125ml glass of this vermouth contains 96 kcal and 2.2 units of alcohol

The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week. For information and support on responsible drinking please see www.drinkaware.co.uk. For more information about how calories in wine are measured, click here.

Dolin

Dolin has been making vermouth in the foothills of the Alps around Chambery since 1821, using an unchanged recipe making the most of herbs and plants found growing in the region. They were awarded the first and only Apellation d’Origine for Vermouth de Chambery in 1932 and, though the style flourished in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Dolin are the only independent producer remaining in the town.

Their vermouths are made with a high proportion of wine (about 75 to 80%, much more than most vermouth producers) in addition to fresh local herbs and are sweetened using only sugar rather than other sweetening agents often used elsewhere, giving a more natural sweetness and mouthfeel.

All this results in vermouths of great finesse and freshness; and their recipe, created by Joseph Chavasse in the second decade of the 19th century, remains a closely guarded secret!

The Times

Encouragingly, The Wine Society has announced that it will hold its prices for the rest of the year. There cannot be many reading this column who haven’t at least contemplated purchasing a £40 Society...
Encouragingly, The Wine Society has announced that it will hold its prices for the rest of the year. There cannot be many reading this column who haven’t at least contemplated purchasing a £40 Society share, with half of that redeemable on their first order. Easing into autumn with my version of a pink negroni somehow makes up for darker days, and the Society’s Chambéry Vermouth is a floral, leafy, herby, 17.5 percent Alpine cracker, made by the firm of Dolin since 1821. Combine one third each of this white vermouth, gin and Campari and — shazam! — the sun’s back out.
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Jane MacQuitty

The Times

Water-white, herby alpine vermouth, with glorious aniseed and angelica flavours.

Jane MacQuitty

Scotland on Sunday

The Chambéry area ofFrance takes this drink so seriously that it has its own appellation forvermouth. [This] has a clean and floral nose that’s slightly perfumed andsupplemented by touches of...
The Chambéry area ofFrance takes this drink so seriously that it has its own appellation forvermouth. [This] has a clean and floral nose that’s slightly perfumed andsupplemented by touches of violets. There’s also gentle acidity and a savourybase that brings in a minty freshness and a twist of liquorice.
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- Brian Elliott

The Times

A little [vermouth]goes a long way, so start your appreciation at the palest, lightest and driestend of the spectrum, with a fine, French appellation contrôlée-approved,delicate, herby, mint and ...
A little [vermouth]goes a long way, so start your appreciation at the palest, lightest and driestend of the spectrum, with a fine, French appellation contrôlée-approved,delicate, herby, mint and aniseed-licked Alpine version.
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- Jane MacQuitty

The Mail on Sunday

Sublime herbs in thisMartini-tastic vermouth.

- Olly Smith

The Times

Vermouth is back onthe drinks tray. Made from a neutral base wine, fortified with a neutralgrape-based brandy and flavoured with aromatic herbs, flowers and spices,vermouth is a must-have summer 2015...
Vermouth is back onthe drinks tray. Made from a neutral base wine, fortified with a neutralgrape-based brandy and flavoured with aromatic herbs, flowers and spices,vermouth is a must-have summer 2015 bottle. Of them all, the delightful WineSociety’s mint and angelica-scented Chambéry is brilliant value for money.
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- Jane MacQuitty

The Sunday Times

Light aniseed, frothyfennel flowers and an almost health-giving herbiness make this one of thelightest and driest [vermouths] around. No vodka will refuse it for a martini. 

- Damian Barr

The Mail on Sunday

Drink like Connery:My pick to shake and not stir in your Martini for its unbeatable value,quality, polish and zing.

- Olly Smith

The Times

Make a magical drymartini with this fragrant, mint and Alpine flower-scented white vermouth.

- Jane MacQuitty

The Times

… alpineflower-scented …

Jane MacQuitty

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