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Jan 7, 2007 06:07 PM

Where to find Antica Formula sweet vermouth in Boston?

Does anyone know a Boston-area retailer who carries Antica Formula sweet vermouth? It's made by Carpano, the same people who invented vermouth, and also make Punt e Mes, a very strong-flavored sweet vermouth which I like and is easy to find.

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  1. Ask the girls at Brix to order it for you.

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    1. re: mao

      Actually, I did that; they claim they can't get it, which makes me think no one can get it, but maybe there's some old stock sitting on a shelf somewhere that a sharp-eyed Hound might spot.

    2. Maybe give Martignetti's a call. I know they carry the Carpano brand, but not sure about Antica Formula.

      1. I believe it is fairly new to the US market. Perhaps it's not listed in the distribution books yet. Martignetti is also a distributor so that is a good place to start.

        1. I have a bunch of old bottles of Cinzano Formula Antica that I brought back from my father's collection in Argentina. Would this still be any good? Is is worth anything? Anyone out there want it?

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          1. re: cesano

            I'd love them! Let me know how to contact you.

          2. It's a bit of a haul, but Chris Gasparro's Wine & Spirits in Swansea, MA has it in stock for around $30.

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            1. re: Canuckgiver

              The good news is that if you get down Swansea way, you can probably find a joint where you can get a chow mein sandwich.


              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Craigie has some great house rose vermouth currently...but no chow mein sandwich