Cinzano Vermouth Gifts and Accessories

by sockii

Cinzano is a classic Italian beverage company, loved by many around the world.

Are you a lover of Italian apritifs and spirits?

Looking for some unique gift items for someone who is?

Then you'll be sure to enjoy this collection of Cinzano Vermouth gifts, merchandise and accessories. You'll find vintage barware and advertising memorabilia, and also poster prints that celebrate Italian style and artistry. You'll also find information on the brand's history as well as humorous vintage television advertisements for Cinzano...and learn how to make some new cocktails or use vermouth in your cooking, too!

What exactly IS vermouth?

Vermouth is fortified, or "aromatized", wine, where botanicals (such as roots, tree bark, spices or seeds) are added to the wine. Traditionally vermouth was used for medicinal purposes, to treat various ailments, but it became popular as an aperitif to be enjoyed before meals, or in cafes at any time of the day.

Modern vermouth was first produced in the 18th century, in Turin, Italy, although fortified wines have been produced and consumed throughout history. Today it is enjoyed either straight or in classic cocktails such as the Negroni, the Martini, or the Manhattan. To make vermouth, a manufacturer starts with basic grape wine or unfermentend wine must, and then adds additional alcohol and a unique blend of aromatic elements. It is finished with the addition of sugar (either pure cane or caramelized). 

The two main types of vermouth are sweet or dry. However today there are many variations available to suit one's tastes: extra-dry white, rose, amber, sweet's your choice! Vermouth is still primarily popular in Italy and France, but there are manufacturers in other countries now trying to come up with their own unique vermouth style.

Cinzano Advertising Poster Prints

Vintage imagery and designs

About Cinzano

A brief introduction to the classic Italian vermouth

Cinzano is an Italian brand of vermouth, first introduced in 1757. Two brothers, Giovanni Giacomo and Carlo Stefano Cinzano, had an herbal shop in Turin where they introduced a new vermouth rosso featuring "aromatic plants from the Italian Alps in a [still-secret] recipe combining 35 ingredients (including marjoram, thyme and [a species of Achillea called] musk yarrow)". This was later followed by a Cinzano Bianco and and Extra Dry vermouth in later years.

Cizano remained a family-run business until 1985. Since 1999, it has been owned and operated by Gruppo Campari. There is now also a Cinzano Ros variety available along with the three other classic varieties.

Visit the Cinzano website to learn more...

Cinzano cap

Collectible Cinzano Glassware

Great for your home bar or for any enthusiasts

Classic Cinzano Television Ads

In the late 70s and early 80s, Cinzano launched a highly successful advertising campaign. Featuring popular British actors Joan Collins (Dynasty) and Leonard Rossiter (Rising Damp), these humorous ads are still remembered fondly...and many can be found today on YouTube for a blast from the nostalgic past!

What a way to dress up your backyard with style! This heavy-duty umbrella is perfect for a bistro table on your deck, in your backyard, or even for a sidewalk table at a cafe. It has a 3-position tilt feature as well to adjust perfectly to keep away the sun's rays while sipping your favorite Cinzano cocktail.

More Cinzano advertising posters

Reproductions of classic imagery

Try these Cinzano drink recipes at your next cocktail party!

Unique Cinzano advertising merchandise on eBay

Cooking with vermouth

Vermouth can add a unique taste and twist in your home cooking, too! Try a dry white vermouth instead of white wine when preparing a fish stew, or chicken in wine sauce. You can also use it in marinades for meat, where the aromatic herbs will add a distinct flavor to the final dish.

Here are some websites and articles where you can learn more about cooking with vermouth:

Do you love Cinzano?

Then share your favorite way to enjoy Cinzano vermouth in the comments below!
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Updated: 02/02/2017, sockii
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frankbeswick on 09/03/2015

I think, Sockii, that you may be right about cooking with Vermouth. I dislike the taste of the drink, but I have a hunch that it would augment a dish if you cooked with it. Your observation that it would enhance the flavour of fish is insightful.

sockii on 09/03/2015

I like it more in cooking than drinking in cocktails, to be honest. It does add an extra dimension to dishes, especially those featuring fish, in my opinion.

blackspanielgallery on 09/02/2015

I like the glasses.

happynutritionist on 09/02/2015

As one who enjoys and occasional wine or beer, I have to say that I've never tried Vermouth. You make it sound enticing!

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