Friday, March 2, 2012

the Amari File: French Chinato

The bottle label reads:
"Compose de vin genereux tres vieux, d'excellents quinquinas, de delicieuses plantes aromatiques et prepare avec le sels de Vichy, cet aperitif est bien le plus parfait."

Which might translate as:
"Consisting of very old wine, quinine, as well as delicious herbs and prepared with the salts of Vichy, this is a most perfect aperitif."

Poster from 1899, and in the collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. See the BNF online catalog entry here.

1 comment:

bluginger said...

Do you recommend any wineries in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez valley? We'll be there for a week in April.

Thank you