Join Sommelier Jessica Garver of The Monk’s Table, and Riccardo Molinero, owner of Bordiga Spirits from Cuneo, Italy, for an afternoon tasting of skillfully crafted vermouths, followed by elegant cocktails.
Learn about the history and production of these wines and spirits, and taste their aromatic, complex, and vivid flavors.
Start with a welcome aperitivo of muddled seasonal fruit in Vermouth, and after a guided tasting of three different styles of Bordiga’s signature aromatized wine, guests will enjoy a variety of Spritzes and Negronis featuring Bordiga’s spirits. Want to customize your own beverage, or make one for a friend? Be our guest! There will be two stations where guests can create their own cocktails with the guidance of Jessica, Riccardo, and the ESB team! Something as simple as adding a splash of soda water to Vermouth creates a delicious and sophisticated beverage. To enjoy alongside these elegant and complex spirits will be Antipasto platters with cheese and charcuterie, and Margarita pizzas courtesy Allison and Frank Paolino!
Vermouth is an ‘aromatized wine,’ a wine that has been infused with herbs and blended with a proportion of grain spirit. Known for their balance of sweetness and bitterness, Vermouths and Amaros are becoming mainstays in cocktail bars around the world and are key components in classic cocktails such as Manhattans and Negronis. For more info on Bordiga click here
Bordiga was founded in 1888, near Turin, Italy. To this day they make all of their own infusions, and many of the wild plants they use, such as gentian, juniper and chamomile, are still foraged in the Alps nearby. They produce historic recipes of Vermouth, including the classic Vermouth di Torino; Gin; and a number of other traditional Italian spirits such as Amari (herbal liqueurs with a balance towards bitterness).