A family history, written by a passion for good drinking and a desire to meet the expectations of the most discerning palate. Back in ’68 in Palermo, just a few steps from the Teatro Massimo, Luigi Corrente transformed a small neighborhood store into a reference point for the purchase of liquors and wines, both bulk and bottled, from the most common to the most exclusive. Thus was born the Bottiglieria del Massimo flask shop. But the project does not stop there. Since the late 1980s, with the advent of Champagne in Italy, the Parisian spirit has been conquering the people of Palermo. Luigi decided to satisfy the growing demand for bubbles by setting up a corner dedicated to Champagne in front of the bottle shop. Time matures and consolidates the fame of the place in the heart of Palermo, and it is here that in the early 1990s, Al Pacino every night, after the filming of the movie The Godfather Part III, likes to sip Dry Martini until late at night.
From 2003 to the present day, with Giuseppe Corrente, Luigi’s son, Bottiglieria del Massimo consolidated its prestige, distinguishing itself with a wide selection of Champagnes, quality cocktails, spirits, craft beers, and gourmet food offerings.
Luigi Corrente opens a small neighborhood store within walking distance of the Teatro Massimo.
Al Pacino, every night after the filming of the movie the “Godfather – Part III,” sips his Cocktail, the Dry Martini, at the 59 Salvatore Spinuzza Street location.
Students in Palermo choose La Champagneria – Bottiglieria del Massimo as a meeting place for their relaxing moments.
The venue turns forty, and Giuseppe Corrente begins to specialize in the research and selection of Champagne and spirits for high-quality mixology.
Inside the Digital Age with the new e-commerce site, to stay close to our customers. The proximity to the important Theater becomes the inspiration for the new image.
Bottiglieria del Massimo also becomes a Lievitoteca and Oyster Bar where our customers can enjoy gourmet dishes, panini and sandwiches withunique and carefully selected ingredients perfect for a light meal.
The passion for Champagne since 1988
Savor, drink and contemplate: Champagne is a wine that fascinates and seduces. Bottiglieria del Massimo offers an assortment of Champagne for connoisseurs and enthusiasts. The selection is the expression of a story of passion born towards the end of the 1980s, during the golden age of Champagne in Italy and cultivated over time with travels and experiences. In a glass of bubbles the joy of sharing lightheartedness, good humor and passion.