French Aperitif Set
If you can’t manage a trip to Paris to bask in your own early evening nonchalance as you sip a chic aperitif and finish the day’s first pack of cigarettes, perhaps this elegant collection of aperitif wines will fill that Eiffel Tower shaped hole in your heart. To create your own sidewalk café, add a bucket of ice, a bowl of freshly cut citrus slices, and this trio of effortlessly delicious fortified French wines. Enjoy on the rocks, or perhaps with a splash of soda water or tonic on top.
Lillet Blanc Aperitif: A genuine classic that remains a staple at just about every French Cafe. Beloved for a reason. Expect juicy, refreshing flavors of kiwi, white grape, raisin, and a subtle vegetal note. Just add ice, an orange twist and a beret, and you already look like a regular. (750 ml)
Byrrh Grand Quinqiuna Aperitif: Pronounced “BEER”, this rose colored delight manages to balance refreshing bright citrus flavors with warming spice notes without breaking a sweat. Flavored with a variety of roots, herbs, and spices including chinchona bark (quinine), orange, and even coffee, it shines on its own or in a beautiful, complex spritz. (750 ml)
Bonal Gentiane-Quina Aperitif: Since 1865, this spicy, earthy aperitif has been known as “ouvre l’appétit” - the key to the appetite. It is made by an infusion of gentian, cinchona (quinine) and renowned herbs of the Grande Chartreuse mountains in a mistelle base. While tradition is to drink neat with a twist, Bonal also mixes well with fresh or hard cider, sparkling wine, and Scotch or American whiskies. (750 ml)