aperitif suggestions for italy?

May 18th, 2001, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for the Vin Santo speeling correction, Ursula. As for "Cantucci", I believe that "cantucci" is a brand name of a cookie manufacturer and not the generic name of the cookies themselves.
May 18th, 2001, 07:58 AM
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Steve, interesting question, we used to call them "cantucci", but it might as well be a bran's name. Anyway, it tastes nice, no question.
Any Italians out there, per favore?
May 18th, 2001, 10:55 AM
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Isn't cantucci the generic name for those little biscotti?
May 19th, 2001, 04:47 AM
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For the complete experience you need to have an after-dinner grappa. After a big meal I think that it really does help with digestion. However, it is definately an "acquired" taste. Many of my friends have compared it unfavorably to lighter fluid and drain cleaner.
May 20th, 2001, 03:49 PM
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i agree with last poster. grappa is great if you get the higher priced and better quality ones. the cheaper ones taste like jet fuel. a good grappa will be smooth and have a lingering taste of something like the smell of wet straw. acquired taste yes but once you do its hard to end a good meal without it. bring some home because yoiu cant get the really good stuff here

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