You might probably think the only thing Italians drink is wine in their extensive vineyards with opera playing in the background. You are forgiven. Italy is home to a wide variety of vodka, whisky, wine and yes, even beer. After all, we all can’t drink wine. We can’t all drink whisky. So, which brands are these you ask?
Im not talking about the famous shaken-not-stirred line you like to pull of at the bar trying to sound more sophisticated than James Bond. I can tell that doesn’t work. Italian brand, Martini, is nothing like that. For starters, its aromatised wine. Second, its bottle looks nothing like a wine bottle. Looks a lot like a vodka one. Especially the Blanco one. Im not complaining by the way. I think thats pretty cool actually. Martini comes in various brands. You must remember the Martini Royale which comes in Bianco and Rosato. It looks amazing. The bottle itself looks classy and would be sure to wow your lunch guests. Ideal for any social gathering, this is a must drink. I’ve seen some at the liquor stores in Nakumatt so you should be able to pop a couple for Easter.
2. Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Peroni prides itself in being Italy’s premier beer. I’ve haven’t had one yet so I’m not too sure about the taste. I do know that it goes well with pizza otherwise Lucca at Villa Rosa Kempinski wouldn’t have included a complementary one in their Saturday pizza offer. Where you can have one? Lucca at Kempinksi for one. Your supermarket liquor store should have it as well.
3. Toscana Antinori 2006
You like the finer things in life. Mediocre is such a mediocre word that you don’t even say it. This one is for you. Retailing for KSh, 49,995, this is the most expensive red italian wine you will find at The Wine Shop. This Italian red wine from 2006 is a sure catch. A little too cheap for me, but it is a catch nonetheless. If you like to splurge or are having a really special occasion for a really special someone who loves special wine, get this. The Wine Shop will be awaiting your arrival with a hearty smile.
One of the most popular Italian cocktails around. The Bellini uses Prosecco as a base and a peach puree. Looks amazing and it sounds amazing too. Its inception in 1934 in Venice has seen it stand the taste of time (pun intended). If you’re looking to try a new cocktail, this should be an adventure.
This was literally the first time I had heard about Prosecco. If you are new to this like me, we are in the same boat. Prosecco is white italian sparkling wine. An Italian variation of champagne. It is slightly less alcoholic and sweeter than champagne so it would work great for those who find champagne a bit too strong.
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