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caperitif wines

By the early 21st century, Caperitif had become a ghost ingredient in classic cocktail recipes. What was this mysterious ‘Cape Aperitif’ that was referenced in that classic cocktail bible from the late 1800’s, the Savoy Cocktail Book?

This question asked by an adventurous Danish mixologist lead to a meeting with a maverick South African winemaker and the rebirth of South Africa’s once-famous vermouth. Caperitif is handcrafted by infusing Chenin Blanc with the flavours and aromas of some 35 natural botanicals, many of which are unique to the insane biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

“Spion Kop”
“Spion Kop”   By now you may have noticed that many of the original Caperitif cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book have names
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#NegroniWeek
#NegroniWeek   Now there is one we will support! This week (6-12 June) is Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari. Negroni Week launched in
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2016 is out of the blocks!
2016 is out of the blocks! Aaaand we’re back! We’ve been quietly drinking Caperitif (and Swaan) in interesting, beautiful places all over
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