Customer Reviews - Christopher Lopez

Professional photographer by trade, but avid drinker, amateur mixologist, and student with the Court of Master Sommeliers in my spare time. I have been labeled as "pretentious" by those who don't know me but those that I am close to consider me "discerning." Adventurous by nature, I rarely make repeat purchases in favor of trying something new. I prefer wines with a sense of place. Same goes for beer and spirits I suppose. Mixology is akin to alchemy, a beautiful transformation with which the end result is exponentially more than the sum of it's parts. <br><br>Cheers.


Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth (1L)
Review Date: 11-12-2012
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Absolutely beautiful. I was recommended this by someone at the Hollywood store over a year ago and it has completely transformed my view of vermouth from a sidekick to possibly playing a lead role as well. It is so complex that I can drink it on it's own (and often do!). I have compared this to both Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and Quady Vya Sweet and it stands head and shoulders above the others.

Try it in my favorite Manhattan variation -

2 parts Rye
1 part Carpano Antica
2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters

Benedictine rinse
flamed orange peel over glass
Luxardo Maraschino Cherry garnish

enjoy! =)
Price: $28.99 Add To Cart
WE 95