3 Ways to Extend Summer in your Glass: Part 1, The Aperitif

While the golden light of autumn slants through the trees, we are reluctant to give up the warmth and relaxation of the summer. So here is the first of three suggestions on what to pour into your glass to extend the feel of summer.
The Golden Aperitif: 2010 Jean de Lillet
LilletMoving toward golden autumn moments, this is the time to sample the 2010 Jean de Lillet, a slightly more substantial version of the classic French aperitif called Lillet. (These are both Lillet blancs.)
The vintage 2010 Jean de Lillet is richer, with additional complex flavorings from its longer ageing. In fact, I found (in an anecdotal sample) that those of us who don’t drink Lillet very often liked the Jean de Lillet better. In this 2010 vintage, the orange flavor grows, encompassing all aspects of the fruit, from bright juice to aromatic oils. Yet it finishes light and more dryish than supersweet.lillet poster-7
However, at my little tasting, the one long-standing Lillet fan among us stayed true to her original lov, classic Lillet, buoyed by many great memories from France – and I have to respect that.
DOING GOOD: Lillet has just partnered with designer Catherine Malandrino and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their unique tote bag goes to the non-profit Women Thrive Worldwide “to bring the voice of women around the world directly to decision-makers in Washington, D.C.” Malandrino bag for Lillet