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Aperitivo Punt e Mes

  • Alcohol: 16%
  • Volume: 1000ml

Punt e Mes is a legend on its own. The story goes that in 1870 a stock broker, caught up in a debate with a few colleagues at Bottega Carpano, ordered a vermouth laced with half a dose of quina liqueur using a Piedmont dialect expression: "Punt e Mes" (roughly translatable as "one and a half").

Later on, this name with such a peculiar origin entered the common usage thanks to the weird habit of regular Carpano customers to order Punt e Mes only with a gesture, by using a raised thumb to mean "a point" and a mid-air straight horizontal hand movement to mean "a half". When the waiter saw that, he immediately knew the client wanted a Punt e Mes.

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Vermouth Antica Formula

  • Alcohol: 16.5%
  • Volume: 1000ml

Back in 1786, Benedetto Carpano created Antica Formula, thus starting the production of an entire new category of alcoholic drinks: the vermouth.

Carpano Antica Formula is the Italian vermouth par excellence, actually the first vermouth ever, made from white wine, Piedmont's muscatel and the rich wines from southern Italy.Perfect to drink cold as an aperitif or after a meal, Carpano Antica Formula can also be used as an ingredient in refined cocktails, adding a special touch in new versions of great classics such as the renowned Negroni or the Americano. Among the latest creations there is the "Prince of Wales" cocktail, one of the most popular drinks in the prestigious Rivoli lounge bar at London's Ritz hotel.

Carpano Antica Formula is produced in limited amounts and sold in valuable blown-glass bottles. Topped by a cork, the bottled come protected in refined packages. The label is a replica of the 1786 original.