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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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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.
For an apertif, they can head into the 131-seat theater where the programming has included "Swingers" and "Star Maps.
Where an afternoon apertif means a can of Fosters Lager in the back of a Land Rover?
The possibility of making a major breakthrough in this field has become possible thanks to two new and revolutionary radio facilities becoming available in Europe: the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR), now in its commissioning phase, and the focal-plane array system Apertif to be installed starting 2013 on the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT).
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.
Using the Dutch APERTIF, the Australian ASKAP and the South African MeerKAT SKA precursor telescopes (this project has already been allocated 8 months of observing time on the latter), we will directly observe the presence and establish the importance of accretion.
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.