Thank you for your incredible response to our newest family member, Amarino, which launched earlier this month! If you didn’t catch it, The New York Times, PUNCH and IMBIBE have it covered...and after selling out the first week, Amarino’s now back in stock.
Today’s iteration of the spritz can be traced back to the turn of the 20th century and Italy’s Futurist Art movement, which celebrated “newness.” That led to bright red cocktails, spirits like Aperol and Campari, and drinks—called polibibites—garnished with things like communion wafers stuffed with anchovies.
A few years ago I learned that my favorite aperitivos changed their recipes to include coal-tar based dyes, artificial flavors and cane sugar. A petroleum byproduct, coal-tar has other known uses including repelling and killing head lice, and hair dye. I do not want that in my spritz! (RAMONA’s Amarino Spritz is made with organic wine, citrus, and botanicals—and colored with organic carrot and pumpkin.)
Our model for RAMONA's Venetian photo shoot is a longtime friend and Friulian winemaker, Chiara Alpini. We met over a decade ago and she is warmth, strength, beauty and light personified. The stars truly aligned for this shoot to happen, a moment I am thankful for!
Enjoy your holiday and #giveaspritz.