What's New in March

What's New

Vino Vermouth from Destilerías Acha

Atxa Vino Vermouth is landing this month, and we could not be more excited. When you spend time in the Basque country, you’ll often see the locals sipping a vermouth before a big meal. The vermouth apéritif has deep roots there.

When we first talked to Gabriel Acha, it was about his Pacharán (also landing in March), one of the few still made naturally and with locally grown fruit. When the subject of vermouth came up, though, we realized that this was something we had to get involved with. Gabriel has revived and updated century-old recipes and labels to create these vibrant, distinctive vermouths, and they are among the most balanced and compelling vermouths we have encountered.

Now of course these vermouths will work splendidly in all your cocktails, and we certainly recommend using them that way. But taking our cue from their place of origin, we prefer to sip our Atxa Vino Vermouth either on the rocks, with a twist of lemon, or in simple concoctions that really highlight the vermouth itself. Here is our house favorite:

Lab 220
By Alexander Wallace of De Maison Selections

2oz Atxa Vino Vermouth Rojo
1oz Atxa Vino Vermouth Blanco
1oz Fino Sherry
Combine both vermouths and Sherry in a rocks glass over ice. Stir gently, then garnish with an orange wedge.