Kat Hamidi: Co-founder & Maker, Capitoline Vermouth
I first read about Valerie Forgues and her incredible story just a few months ago and immediately wanted to get ahold of her wines. I'm so glad Domestique picked them up! This Gamay hits all the juicy notes you'd expect but is also satisfyingly savory. I like it with a nice chill, on the patio after sundown, maybe with a pizza or two...
Prosecco done right makes me happy! Ca dei'Zago is unusual in its category in the very best ways, super satisfying as a midday sipper or part of a Spritz. Vivacious and proof that Prosecco doesn't (always) deserve a bad rap.
If we're all drinking a little bit more and a little bit earlier, what's better suited to that than vermouth?? We love to highlight not just the wine but the botanical in our bottlings, and in particular the White Vermouth shows a lot of saffron, meyer lemon, cardamom, and tender herbs. Perfect tall over ice with seltzer, or in an ice cold 1:1 martini.
- Kat Hamidi