The late 19th to early 20th century was the “Golden Age“ of French apéritif wines known as Quinquinas or Kinas. Kinas were originally created to make quinine more palatable when given to soldiers in the malaria-plagued colonies. Kina l’Aero d’Or reflects an “Alps-Provence” style. Piedmont-grown Cortese grape wine is infused with cinchona bark, orange peel, wormwood and other exotic spices to give a beautiful deep golden hue, with a complex, mildly bitter taste and a well-balanced sweetness that prolongs the finish. Enjoy on its own chilled, over ice or as an ingredient in classic or modern cocktails (mixed with champagne). L’Aero d’Or (The Golden Aeroplane) is a tribute to the first flight across the English Channel, made in 1909 by Frenchman Louis Blériot in his creation, the monoplane. Also woth to mention, please refrigerate the bottle after opening. This is a natural wine-based aperitif; some sediment may form and the color may darken with age, which is normal.
Quinquina, the healty alternative to Absinthe?
After the ban of Absinthe the beverage Quinquina was marketed as the healthy alternative to Absinthe. In the photo gallery you can see some vintage advertisements, that blame Absinthe of being poisonous and Quinquina as the cure. Marketing can be so simple :-)
|Country of Origin:||Switzerland|
|Tasting Notes:||Sweet and bitter with citrus elements|
While Cocchi is good on its own and a great ingredient in cocktails, l´Aero d´Or is a product on a whole other level. It's richer and more assertive and proudly takes place in whatever context you use it.
This is one of those magic bottles. Yes it is.