Perhaps you’ve tried Fernet-Branca, the super-bitter, pine-y, kinda medicinal Italian digestive that is a staple bottle for bartenders the world over. But Fernet-Branca’s younger sibling, Brancamenta, is much easier to take. Also made in Milan, the Menta is based on the same recipe of more than 27 herbs and botanicals, but tastes sweeter, and is wa...

St. Agrestis, the makers of a bottled digestifs and aperitifs offered at hip liquor shops around the city and hot restaurant and bars such as The Modern, Gramercy Tavern, Momofuku Ko, Torst (and, even our own Time Out Market in Dumbo), has opened its own tasting room in Greenpoint. The Brooklyn-based Italian spirits company hopes to bring more know...

Because Thanksgiving is a holiday completely dedicated to the act of eating a gigantic meal, it’s an excellent time to begin familiarizing yourself with the wonderful, stomach-soothing tradition of digestivi. Italian dinners often conclude with this final beverage course, starring a subset of bitter herbal liqueurs known as amari. These flavorful q...

La Distilleria F.lli Caffo ha effettuato una nuova operazione di carattere strategico affidando, in esclusiva, alla Total Beverage Solution la distribuzione di Vecchio Amaro del Capo negli Stati Uniti d’America. Il nuovo partner collaborerà con la filiale del Gruppo, la CAFFO BEVERAGES INC che segue lo sviluppo dell’intera gamma dei prodotti del Gr...

Gli Stati Uniti costituiscono il secondo principale mercato di destinazione dopo la Germania per gli alcolici Made in Italy. Da una ricerca dell’Osservatorio Federvini, gli spirits italiani hanno registrato un incremento del 51% negli ultimi dieci anni, sfiorando un valore di import degli USA dall’Italia di 163 milioni di Dollari nel 2018 per la ca...

Enter Amaro, by the James Beard Award-winning writer Brad Thomas Parsons. I had a sneaking suspicion that a book with that title might contain answers, and wouldn’t you know, it did. Parsons’s excellent book contains far more than clarifying information, including recipes for aperitivo, classic, and modern cocktails, suggestions for cooking (and ye...

Italy is not only and simply known for her fine wines, but also for a plethora of liqueurs and spirits we enjoy at times as an aperitivo, at times as an after-dinner digestive. Often, they become also important ingredients for some of our favorite desserts. Amaro Fernet Branca Made from the infusion of numerous ingredients, obtained from 4 continen...

We have all been there. After engorging yourself on an enormous meal of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans with biscuits and gravy, letting out that belt buckle two more notches just does not give enough relief from your indulgence. Death by chocolate cheesecake is offered, but that would just compound the misery. What is needed is what Europe...

Yesterday, Amaro Montenegro, the award-winning Italian liqueur, hosted its much-anticipated 2019 international cocktail competition, The Vero Bartender, at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. The annual competition crowned Zachary Sapato, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the most innovative and talented bartender in the U.S. Amaro Montenegro, a bran...

Leftover wine from that party last eve? Don’t toss it – make these simple Italian cookies instead.  I first came to learn of these wonderful little cookies during a cooking class at Locanda Demetra in Montalcino.  Leftover wine from their dinner the night before was simply mixed with sugar, olive oil and flour to become these very tasty treats.  Th...