Aperol - Italian Aperitif 70cl Bottle


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There's no doubt about it, Aperol is huge in Italy, with style bars, restaurants and hotels serving Aperol Spritz to young and old, male and female, enjoying the cooling, sparkling drink, garnished with a slice of orange and served in a healthy sized wine glass over ice.

The question is. Will it catch with the UK's inclement weather and iffy summers. We'lll wait and see.

To make an Aperol Spritz (their signature serve), place ice in the wine glass, add 2 parts Aperol, 3 parts Prosecco and add the orange slice. Delicious!

It's unique flavour and colour is achieved through thier subtle blend of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and an array of herbs and roots - an unchanged secret recipe since 1919.

Aperol was launched by the Barbieri company, based in Padua, in 1919 on the occasion of the Padua Exhibition - introducing the revolutionary idea of an aperitif with an alcohol content of only 11%.

After the second world war, it really took off, becoming a major success in Italian homes and bars. In the early nineties, the Barbieri company was acquired by Barbero and Aperol has developed even further.

Today it is enjoyed by over 3.4 million Italians!

Category(s):     Speciality
Group(s):     Aperitif ,   Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Producer: Barbero 1891
ABV:   11%
Body:   Light Bodied
Brand:   Barbero 1891
Country of Origin:   Italy
Sweetness:   Dry
Website:   www.aperol.it


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15 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Tue, 04 Nov 2014
Review: I suppose there is always someone who will disagree with the majority but I must add I am not alone in this. We first encountered this excuse for a drink in the Italian lakes. Garda to be precise. No matter how you dress it up up with the various complimentary components, soda, proseco et al it is truly dreadful. Sorry.

Date of Review: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
Review: Aaah, the memories, of sitting in St Marco Square Venice, sipping Aperol Spritz in the warm sunshine. 3 parts Aperol, 2 parts Aperol, 1 part soda over ice, and don't forget the orange slice!!!

Date of Review: Tue, 22 May 2012
Review: Went on a weekend break to Padova and tried this drink, it\'s fantastic and makes a great summer aperitif. Can be mixed with lemonade or prosecco and soda. Try it, this is a good price.

Date of Review: Tue, 02 Mar 2010
Review: Had this drink in Venice for the 1st time & LOVED it - googled it when I got home & found it here - thank god for the internet ;) Can't wait til it arrives now :)

Date of Review: Tue, 11 Mar 2008
Review: The Angel's must of been listening to find a site to buy Aperol on-line my husband and I both lived in Venice for a looooong time. We are currently living in Senegal but are shortly to go to the UK for a while. The aperol I've ordered will be waiting at my Dad's when we get there. We both miss venice terribly we know we'll be able to live there again soon but in the meantime to be able to have a spritz will keep our home fires burning. I even have a spritz e aperol bag, a friend in venice bought me, that we hang on the front door to be sure to remember in true venetian style that "Any time is Spritz Time!"

Date of Review: Mon, 22 Oct 2007
Review: If you've ever been to Venice and wondered what the orange coloured drink that everyone enjoys is........It's Aperol. Best enjoyed as 1 part Aperol, 1 part white wine (soave is good) & 1 part soda water. Slice of orange and/or an olive (green obviously). PS Drink your Campari the same way.

Date of Review: Tue, 28 Aug 2007
Review: This drink is super, very refreshing and easy to make. We first experienced "spritz Aperol" in Verona in July 2007 and were hooked! Now I buy the aperol from thedrinkshop.com (who give super service!) and I was so pleased to find a company stocking it in the UK (although at the time of writing this, it looks like availability is 60 days!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO...I am just going to put my Xmas order in now then for 6 bottles! :-)

Date of Review: Wed, 25 Apr 2007
Review: Just returned from a memorable 5 nights in Venice for my 40th birthday. We tasted a Spritz in our local and were hooked! My husband preffered the bitter tasting Campari spritz I liked the Aperol. Have been able to find Campari for his but have been looking for Aperol without any success. Was delighted to find it on your site and cant wait to recreate the taste of Venice in Scotland!

Date of Review: Sat, 29 Jul 2006
Review: SPRITZ! Quite possibly the most memorable and lovely little drink I have ever had. Of course perhaps it is because it reminds me of the last 3 months I spent in Venezia, but still... so wonderful. Visit the apperol website and see how to make the perfect spritz.
And don't forget the olive on the stick!!!

Date of Review: Sun, 18 Jun 2006
Review: First tried Aperol in a Spritz in Treviso, N. Italy..I had gone to meet the most lovely and kind man ever..for the first time.
Drinking this reminds me of him and how lovely our weekend together was. Brought a bottle home and now really want to be able to buy it here...just for the memory of Italy.

Date of Review: Fri, 03 Feb 2006
Review: I first tried Aperol when I was studying in Padova in the north of Italy and carried on drinking it for the rest of my three month stay in Mestre and Venezia. It is lovely mixed with Prosecco and soda with an olive or chunk of orange, true Veneto style. Long live the sprizz!!! (if only the pubs would make it in the UK!!!!!

Date of Review: Thu, 26 Jan 2006
Review: I love Aperol as a "Treviso Spritz" a mix of Prosseco, soda water and a splash of Aperol, finished off with a slice of orange! Lovely!!

Alternatively try it with some dry martini, ice and an olive.

Date of Review: Sun, 08 Jan 2006
Review: We first encountered Aperol at a wonderful restaurant in Los Angeles called Pan e Vino.
They serve it chilled, mixed with a bit of chardonnay and a splash of champagne and add a twist of lemon. I always ask for an ice back-up and keep adding ice as I drink it.

Date of Review: Fri, 23 Dec 2005
Review: Stumbled accross this little gem of a drink when in Venice, and have been pining after it ever since returning!
I found it to be nicest when drunk with soda water and a nice fresh green olive on a cocktail stick..venice style! Delicious!

Date of Review: Fri, 21 Jan 2005
Review: This is a lovely drink when mixed with sparkling white wine, such as Lambrusco and Lemondade, with ice and orange slices. I first tried it in Venice and fell in love with it then.

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Producer Information

In Canale, 1880, a few rustic houses along the road linking the heart of Roero with Alba and Langhe. Around them, on the hilly slopes, rows of vines extend for kilometres, following the hillside. Here and there a farmhouse against the green landscape. Nearby is the village - home of Bartolomeo Barbero.
Life is hard. Growing vines on these steep slopes is back breaking work, year after year, but Bartolomeo is a determined man with the future in mind. Along with his son Giorgio, he starts selling wines door-to-door in the neighbouring villages - with considerable success.
Before long the farm's vineyard is too small to satisfy demand, so they start vinifying grapes bought from nearby farms as well. The year is 1891 - the birth of the Barbero company, a family run business that rapidly expands beyond the Roero boundaries.
As time goes by, Giorgio, while raising a family of eight children (five sons and three daughters), continues to develop his father's business and improves the company structure.
After the standstill imposed by World War II, growth resumes and the company reaches commercial size. The third generation of the Barbero family becomes involved in production and the product range widens to include vermouth and sparkling wines - initially carrying the 'Barbero' name but later becoming 'Conte di Cavour', now a major Italian brand.
A big success for the company - Diesus, the monk's bitters - with strategic advertising promoting the message "the Piedmontese are coming" and the reputation of the production area.
The 70s: Frangelico...
1978 sees the launch of Frangelico - a liqueur made from hazelnuts and wild berries from the Langhe region - first in the United States, followed by other countries. Now available in 80 countries, this moves Barbero 1891 into the international league for the first time.
The 80s: Enrico Serafino
In the late 1980s, Barbero 1891 acquires the historic Enrico Serafino winery, located in Canale and probably the first nationally recognised winery in Piedmont. The acquisition brings together the socially elite Enrico family name with that of the Barbero dynasty, whose wine origins are more modest.
The 90s: International growth
The union with Cantrell & Cochrane, an Irish liquor company based in Dublin, helps accelerate distribution of Barbero's products in export markets - taking combined sales to 1,000 billion lire ($476million) and 1,500 staff. Further expansion comes from the acquisition of Barbieri from Padua - producer of Aperol, one of Italy's most distinctive aperitif brands - which further improved Barbero's reputation and results in its products being sold in over 100,000 bars, 20,000 restaurants, 6,000 supermarkets and 4,000 wine and liquor shops. Television advertising also contributes greatly to Aperol's success and leads, in 1995, to the birth of Aperol Soda - now the favourite of two million consumers and appreciated for its low three per cent alcohol strength.

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