In France, you might start off a meal with some bubbly from Champagne or Riesling from Alsace. In America, it seems like everyone is happy to make you a hand-crafted cocktail before you peruse the menu. But in Spain, vermouth is the spirit of choice to lead off an afternoon of day drinking; in fact, there is a beloved tradition known as "Vermut Hour" in Barcelona, a tradition Steve and Rick have enjoyed recreating here at home on more than one occasion. Coming up on this week's show, not just any vermouth, we're enjoying Spanish vermouth with Mercat a La Planxa chef and Barcelona native chef Diego Amat and General Manager John Williams.
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