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The Most Famous Italian Liquors
Tuesday, December 31TH, 2013 by admin
List of Major Italian Liqueurs and Spirits 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, originated from the Milanese dialect "fer net", literarily, a clean...
Italian Soft Drinks
Thursday, October 22TH, 2009 by ancos
Italy is the undisputed land of wine, but Italians drink a lot of non-alcoholic drinks too. Who would have said that? 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 your favorite beverage all year long. Along with American products, there are also soft drinks that are 100% made in Italy. One of the most particular...
Italian Beer
Wednesday, October 21TH, 2009 by ancos
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 throne and came back to Italy in 83 AD, he took with him three master brewers from Glevum (ancient name...
Limoncello
Friday, August 15TH, 2008 by admin
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 isle of Capri in the late 19th century. An innkeeper there, Vincenza Canale, treated her patrons to...
Liquors and Liqueurs in Italy
Friday, August 15TH, 2008 by admin
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 maceration and infusion in ethyl alcohol or brandy of plants, aromatic herbs, fruits, roots, rind of...
Customary Drink Before Meals in Italy Italian aperitivo As coffee time, which is one of the main after-lunch ceremonies, the 'aperitivo' before the evening meal, its 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: to tickle your appetite and enjoy a moment of relax with friends. The aperitivo its usually drank in the evening, around 7 pm, when people finish their daily routine and want to relax and...