Other Italian beverages

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
  Italy is not only and simply known for her fine wines, but also for a plethora of liqueurs and spirits we enjoy at times as an aperitivo, at times as an after-dinner digestive, often also important ingredients for some of our national favorite desserts.  Amaro Fernet Branca - Made from the infusion of numerous ingredients, obtained from 4 continents. After the infusion takes place, Fernet rests in wood barrels for at least a year. The name of this liqueur, according to many,
Friday, June 1st, 2012
New Liquor with a Classic Taste Sweet and soothing, potent and relaxing, limoncello is a strong, bright yellow after-dinner liqueur that hails from southern Italy, along the Amalfi Coast and the islands of Capri and Ischia. The ripe full-flavored lemons, found all along the Mediterranean are ideal for crafting this potent nectar. The resulting liqueur is very strong, very sweet, and very satisfying. History Limoncello, home made Limoncello is a fairly recent invention. It originated on the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The first liquors were invented across Europe in convents and monasteries during the middle ages, but it was not until the 16th and 17th centuries that their fame and the actual products reached the palaces of the nobility. The recipes for these liquors were kept secret for centuries. Indeed, even nowadays the composition and preparation of many of the best known liquors are carefully guarded secrets. Italian liquor, GallianoLiquors are alcoholic beverages obtained most commonly by the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
aperitif italy
 Customary Drinks Before Meals in Italy   The spritz: a common aperitif in Italy Ph. depositphoto/happyalex   As coffee time, which is one of the main after-lunch ceremonies, in Italy the 'aperitivo' before the evening meal, is absolutely an adequate and enjoyed tradition by the many.   This practice dates way back in the centuries, since the Romans. As a matter of fact the word: Aperitivo, derives from the Latin "aperire" meaning: to begin, or to open. Its purpose
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italy is the undisputed land of wine, but Italians drink a lot of non-alcoholic drinks too. Who would have said that?   Italian Soft Drinks: Chinotto San Pellegrino   You can find Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Fanta and the like everywhere in the world and Italy is no exception. The sparkling, sugary beverages are drank by youngsters and adults alike during meals, parties, or dinners in restaurants. As you can imagine, drinking of soft drinks spikes in summer, but you can find
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italy is the Country of Good Wine, and everybody knows that. But more than a few foreigners are surprised when they learn that Italians drink respectable quantities of beer too. Nastro Azzurro Beer Beer is known and drank in Italy since ancient times: even if Etruscans, Greeks from the Magna Grecia cities and Romans favored wine, they brewed and consumed the blond drink. Roman Emperor Agricola became a fan of beer during his service as governor of Britannia. When he raised to the Imperial