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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.
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"There has been an overwhelming response to our call for expressions of interest in Apertif, and it is clear that the WSRT-Apertif combination will have an extremely busy calendar," agreed Dr.
Sparkling wine is a great choice before a meal, either as an apertif or instead of a traditional cocktail.
Haydock: 7.30 Devant, 8.00 Apertif, 8.30 Almond Willow.
For an apertif, they can head into the 131-seat theater where the programming has included "Swingers" and "Star Maps."
Dine under the wooden vaulted and beamed ceiling of the restaurant or sample the local apertif, Pineau des Charentes, at the barrel-shaped bar.
Campri More often considered an apertif than cordial, it's a bitter, fortified red wine.
What's more, many adventurous diners are attracted to lighter, food-friendly beverages, especially as apertifs, and they don't find bitterness off-putting in a drink.