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Wine Plus Beer

Aperitivo Hour with Jardesca

Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2019
Time 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: Wine+Beer
Contact: Stephen Goularte
Phone: 8057707701

Charlie Morrison from Jardesca Aperitiva will be hosting a Botanical Bar to introduce all to the wonderful world of Aperitivos.  If you don't already enjoy a Spritz or Aperitivo, join us to learn the art of pre dinnner cocktails

Entry for this event is  complimentary but be ready to purchase some irresistible elixirs!


"An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that.

An aperitivo is a pre-meal drink specifically meant to whet your appetite. Although the concept of inspiring your stomach to do one thing or another with alcohol is probably as old as alcohol itself, the concept of the modern apéritif is generally thought to have been invented (or effectively marketed) by the distiller Antonio Benedetto Carpano, who also created one of the first types of vermouth in Turin in 1786. He claimed that his special combination of fortified white wine and various herbs and spices stimulated the appetite and was more suitable for ladies to drink than red wine. It thus became one of the first popular aperitivo drinks. 

Vermouth became popular very quickly but it remains unclear when people began referring to these sorts of boozy pseudo-medicines as ‘aperitivi’. What we do know is that the term comes from the Latin word for “opener”, signifying that it was to open a meal.

Today, the simple drink has evolved and spread south to encompass those glorious couple of hours all over Italy — generally between 7pm and 9 pm — when Italians meet to relax over a glass of wine or a light cocktail and finger foods. Since most people eat lunch around 1 or 2pm, and dinner around 8 or 9 pm, it’s also a good way to kick start metabolisms and work up an appetite for dinner."

Jardesca California Aperitiva

Handcrafted in Sonoma, Jardesca is the ideal marriage of California’s vineyards and gardens. A delicious blend of 3 California wines balanced with a double distilled, fine, grape eau de vie, that’s enlivened with 10 botanicals, Jardesca is perfectly balanced, delicious and refreshing.

Join us for a tasting of Jardesca Aperitiva and experience a refreshing way to stimulate your appetite or prepare for a night on the town!