Bermet Wine

Bermet is an elegant dessert wine, produced on the basis of secret recipes held by a handful of families in the town of Sremski Karlovci in Vojvodina, Serbia. The wine is sweet, usually between 16 and 18% alcohol, with a nice mixture of spices and herbs. Every family has it’s own different touch, so you won’t find two identical kinds.

Bermet is usually served as a dessert wine, with coffee and cookies, but can also be served as an aperitif.

In the old days, bermet was very popular among the aristocracy of the Austro-Hungarian empire. It is known that the court in Vienna was buying this wine in large quantities and giving them as gifts. A few varieties of bermet were found on the exclusive Titanic menu on it’s unfortunate journey.

As a very special and original wine from Serbia, I will be trying different kinds of bermet and posting my impressions.

If you are in Serbia and looking for a place to try this extraordinary wine, your best option is to visit Sremski Karlovci, a picturesque little town close to Novi Sad. If you don’t have time for the trip, check one of the wine shops in Belgrade.

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