This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Amalfi Aperitivo Spritz

The first long weekend of summer (if we’re calling it that yet) is upon us and we’re going with a wine cocktail to celebrate! You may not be able to go far this weekend, but we have something which will transport you to the Italian coastline. Amalfi Aperitivo Spritz is a new take on the Aperol Spritz which is a mix of Aperol, Prosecco and soda. It delivers all the flavour of this classic drink in an easy-to-grab 4 pack. Just pour over ice and add a slice of orange!

Tasting Notes: Amalfi Aperitivo Spritz uses real sparkling wine and an infusion of herbs, roots, quinine and citrus (orange and tangerine) to create its flavours. This is a classic recipe creating refreshing, bittersweet flavours designed to whet your appetite, closing out your day and preparing you for a joyful meal and a relaxing evening.

Enjoy With: Olives, prosciutto and melon, salami, potato chips or bruschetta. The best pairings for cocktails like Amalfi Aperitivo Spritz are small, simple and flavourful.

Style: A light, refreshing, bittersweet wine cocktail.

Terroir/Region: The aperitivo cocktail hails from Italy as you may have guessed, but its exact origin is hard to identify. Original aperitivo drinks were styled more like vermouth and designed to stimulate the appetite. Giving them a spritz was a way to make these richer drinks lighter and more refreshing, while also making them lighter in alcohol. Today the spritz has been exported from Italy around the world, helping to create a global happy hour!

Producer: As Italian as it tastes, and a lot of work went into that taste, Amalfi Aperitivo Spritz is homegrown! Davide and Bruno Codispoti are locals who have been starting new food and beverage projects for nearly 20 years, and their latest success is our new favourite. Not their first foray into the LCBO, they know that people can taste the difference between an authentic drink and something just thrown together by a big company. They nailed the right flavour so we can enjoy every sip and come back for more.

Availability: Amalfi Aperitivo Spritz is in the Cooler section of your local LCBO. Grab the handle of a 4 pack today and enjoy an aperitivo every afternoon of the long weekend!


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Price: $12.95

LCBO#: 14515

Size: 4x355mL

Alcohol Content: 5% alc./vol.