The Aperitif Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World of Aperitifs
by Andrew Jones
With the renewed popularity of the cocktail lounge, aperitifs have been increasingly employed to create the classic drinks which are part of the ... Show synopsis With the renewed popularity of the cocktail lounge, aperitifs have been increasingly employed to create the classic drinks which are part of the scene. Emphasis on fine dining has likewise led to the use of the aperitif to complement the menu and enhance the meal for a complete dining experience. "The Aperitif Companion" contains information on the origins and evolution of the various categories of aperitifs. Also explained are each of the many categories' production methods and, depending on the country and the custom, the serving rituals (types of glasses, serving temperatures), so one can know what to expect when ordering anise in France, for example. An international directory offers brand-by-brand coverage by category with full-color photographs, tasting notes, drink recipes, and information on home and export markets. Both casual drinkers and aficionados can benefit from this complete guide to the world's finest spirits.