Tag Archives: Spritz

• Sommeliers tote personal choices to holiday parties

Sommeliers tote personal choices to holiday parties

Classic cocktails, Champagne and, of course, plenty of wine. Here are some of their suggestions. If you’re lucky enough to have a sommelier as a friend, son, sister, nephew or niece, I think it’s a safe bet that your holiday libations are a step up from the rest of us. Any well-selected bottle will add […]

• In Italy, don't call a cocktail a cocktail. It's an aperitivo.

In Italy, don't call a cocktail a cocktail. It's an aperitivo.

Cocktails are a strange proposition in Italy, as I once again experienced last week during a visit there. Non mi piace il cocktail – I don’t like cocktails – I’ve been told many times by my Italian acquaintances, often during the aperitivo hour while they sip a Spritz, perhaps the most popular drink in the […]