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apéritif

(ă-pĕr″ĭ-tēf′) [L. aperire, to open]
An alcoholic beverage, such as wine, taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.

aperitif (·perˈ··tēfˑ),

n an appetite stimulant. Also called
aperitive.
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Whether or not the aperitif undergoes a true rebirth in America, this may very well be, like the title of Luis Bun uel's classic 1930 film, "The Golden Age" of Aperol--a phenomenon that would hopefully cure Bunuel's long depression.
With this project, Campari will return to the symbolic location of its origins in the bar that witnessed the birth of the aperitif as a unique moment heralding conviviality and good company.
It is sheer elegance for an aperitif, light meats and cheese.
It was so popular in France in the 1890s that the traditional pre-dinner aperitif was termed "l'heure verte," a reference to the drink's brilliant green color.
Campari, an Italian red bitters whose formula for maceration of 60 ingredients in distilled water and alcohol is a closely guarded secret, and Lillet, an herbed aperitif wine in either white or red from Bordeaux, also are popular in Europe, as well as among the few here who prefer an aperitif.
NOTE: Lillet Blanc, an aperitif, is available at Beverages & More locations in Canoga Park, Van Nuys, Valencia, Thousand Oaks (and other locations); and Wally's in West Los Angeles.
The tapas range is an ambient line of five different fish based dishes that are perfect with an aperitif or as a light meal.
Wine consulting and wine supply for aperitif and celebrations whether in our location, in yours or in your company with delicious delights suitable perfectly to your wines.
What a spiritual aperitif preceding the many rich courses of family joy shared that day.
Clark's exhaustive socioeconomic analysis of the continually confounding picture as an aperitif.