The Aperitivo in Venice: History, Tradition, and the Perfect Spritz with Rachel Erdman

The Aperitivo in Venice: History, Tradition, and the Perfect Spritz with Rachel Erdman


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Join us for a virtual aperitivo in Venice as we look at all aspects of this local tradition from the history of the drinks that are served to how this relaxing ritual seamlessly fits into daily life and culture. Enjoy an in-depth look at what makes the aperitivo so inviting, from Prosecco and Bellinis to the many versions of the Spritz. Of course, it wouldn’t be an aperitivo seminar without a live demonstration of how to prepare the perfect Spritz.

We will begin by discussing the role the aperitivo plays in daily life in Venice, and then look closely at the favorite drinks themselves. We’ll start with a classic ombra of sparkling Prosecco, then move on to the elegant Bellini cocktail, discovering where and when it was created.

We will then become spritz connoisseurs, as we dive into the interesting history of this truly Venetian specialty, whose origins date back to the period under Austro-Hungarian rule. We’ll learn how the amari producers of Campari and Aperol have brought about the evolution of the spritz, and discover the Venetian spirits Cynar and Select. At the end of the seminar, Rachel will demonstrate the techniques for preparing the most classic versions of the Spritz as well as new variations.

Led by an expert on Italian wine, Rachel Erdman, this interactive seminar will provide an in-depth look at the traditions of the aperitivo in and around Venice. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of this local tradition and the skills to prepare these cocktails at home with quality ingredients.

Rachel is a wine and food expert based in the Veneto region of Italy, her home for more than twenty-five years, and a graduate of Boston University. She received her sommelier certification in Italy in 2009 through the Associazione Italiana Sommelier. Rachel continued her studies to become a cheese taster (ONAF) a few years—and many cheeses–later. She has led wine tastings and gourmet walks for Context Travel in Venice and Padova since 2007. She co-founded www.venicedaytrips.com, which specializes in wine and food tours in northern Italy, to share her passion for Italian wine and artisanal cheese with visitors from around the globe.

This conversation is not suitable for children under age 16

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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So much to know about “the spritz”!!
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Based on 5 reviews
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(5)
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N.K.
Wish I was in Venice
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s.
It's Aperitivo Time Somewhere in the World
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R.
So much to know about “the spritz”!!
J
J.S.L.
Rachel Erdman
J
J.B.
Wonderful