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Old 05-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Before & After: Aperitivi & Digestivi

Good Evening, Ciao,

I hope that all of the Mothers on D.C. have had a lovely Motherīs Day.

Italians nearly drink wine or Prosecco with lunch and / or dinner, and so do the majority of Mediterraneans.

What do you drink before you sit down at the table and after the meal ? Would enjoy hearing all about your selections.


The classic Aperitivo I normally have at the weekends is Campari or Prosecco or a white wine from the Albariņo / Albarinho Grape.

My favorite digestivi depends on the cuisine we have had or the dessert. I may continue with my Cava and / or Prosecco, which are light; or have Di Saronno Amaretti or Vin Santo, Strega, Frangelico, or a Sambuca with Espresso.

If we are out having Galician cuisine or Basque, a regional licor from these two regions and espresso.

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Old 05-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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I too like Campari, mix it with a sweet vermouth, selzer and a lemon or orange twist. Plain OJ and Campari over ice yum. Prosecco alone or with anything is heaven. I also enjoy a B&B after dinner.
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Kadesma,

Hope you had a lovely Motherīs Day. We celebrated it one week before, however, the gals called on SKYPE and I called my Mom.

Campari with club soda or seltzer, Vermouth with lemon ... yes ... Prosecco is my favorite wine ... Which brands do you have availability to in California ?

Have nice afternoon.
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Kadesma,

Hope you had a lovely Motherīs Day. We celebrated it one week before, however, the gals called on SKYPE and I called my Mom.

Campari with club soda or seltzer, Vermouth with lemon ... yes ... Prosecco is my favorite wine ... Which brands do you have availability to in California ?

Have nice afternoon.
Margi.
Yes I can get both and do so often. Nice thread thanks Margi.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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As a true apertif, I like Campari or Pernod. Although when dining out,the Campari often turns into a Negroni (or martini or Manhattan).
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I like a bourbon before dinner and wine with. Port is my favorite after dinner drink and I tend to like Zinfandel ports or other non-traditional ones better. I don't get all three very often. I also like muscats after dinner.
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Before Noilly Prat or Kir Royalle.

Desert wine it has to be Tokay or Prosec
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i've desperately wanted to try a good tokay. a little liquid dulce to finish a meal.

for me, aperitifs are tricky. you want to spike your interest without being filling. for me, it should be clean and dry. turn on the sensors without saturating the tongue. something clean and simple.
either that, or a simple wine without tanins or too much fruit. something middle of the road.

it really depends on the menu to come.

but afterwards, i'd choose a snifter of gran marnier cinq cinquantenaire and a long, thin cuban.

again, this is for semi yearly consumption. if you're drinking at every meal, you're self medicating, and need to find out the reason or be a self-centered, bloated, pig.

but for the times that call for it, it's a symphony.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
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ciao - buonasera,


as all of u know, i am in sardinia celebrating 32nd anniversary and shall be back sat. 19th

thanks for all the wonderful input on topic

see u 19th

margi.

the turq sea and beach is unbelievable ... MAR means sea in spanish

mare is sea in italiano
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