COCCHI 1891 TRADITIONAL WINE-BASED APERITIFS TO TRY THIS LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK – DID SOMEONE SAY NEGRONI?

If it’s a classic vermouth you’re searching for, look no further than Cocchi 1891! It’s the answer to all your classic cocktail conundrums.

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Italian Culture is steeped in food, arts, architecture, family and…Aperitivo! Try Americano Cocchi or Rosa and Enjoy!

Cocchi produces since 1891 “Superb Vermouths Torino for Manhattan and Martini cocktails”

Known all over the world for the tradition and historicity of production, Vermouth di Torino is an aromatized wine born in the 18th century at the foot of the Alps and appreciated by the Royal Court of the Savoy.

Giulio Cocchi had the great idea of establishing authorized retailers where people could taste his products: sparkling winese, Barolo Chinato, Aperitivo Americano and a few distinct Vermouths. In 1913 there were seven Cocchi tasting Bars in Piermonte that soon became twelve.

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The latest release by Cocchi 1891 Miniatures Range

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Vermouth Amaro Cocchi has been created according to the original recipe by Giulio Cocchi where Artemisia was enriched with rhubarb, qassia wood, chiretta and a double fusion of cinchona. The addition of Barolo Chinato to the base wine gives delicately red nuances and a further soft and complex note – totally Cocchi style.

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Cocchi since 1891: “ Labor omnia vincit”, work conquers all

Over the years Cocchi have witnessed the evolution of the Vermouth di Torino processing techniques where the new ones have joined the old ones. At present their coexistence continues today to preserve and enhance the traditional production.

Produced according to Guilio Cocchi original recipe, Cochi Americano is recognised in Asti as the aperitif par excellence – a real piece of history of the town. On it’s label the original futurist rooster designed in the 30’s and representing his aperitif function “it awakes the appetite” as well as on of the symbols of the town of Asti.

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Vermouth di Torino is known throughout the world for the tradition and history of its production. Its name is inextricably linked to Piedmont and Turin, where in the 1880s a real aristocracy of vermuttieri developed thanks to which, to different degrees and ways, the popularity of Turin Vermouth became international, reaching a great worldwide resonance. It’s a rare “evening vermouth” called Dopo Teatro on the wake of Piedmonts tradition to drink a small cup of cool vermouth with lemon zest in the evening, perhaps after watching a performance in one of the historic theatres of the Savoy capital.

Vermouth di Torino is a collective heritage of Piedmontese people. The Savoy dynasty, kings of Piedmont, was it’s first great promoter and since the end of XVIII century played a relevant role in the success of vermouth, generating flourishing industry which soon made Piedmont the veritable Kingdom of Vermouth.

Asti, where it all began. Today in Asti – the place where Giulio Cocchi 1891 was founded – it is a celebration: San Secondo, patron saint of the city, is celebrated

Cocchi Americano is an aromatized wine created in 1891 by Giulio Cocchi and since then produced without interruption according to the original recipe. The name Americano is both due to the alcohol made bitter amaricato by the addition of herbs and spices and to the American habbit of drinking vermouth with ice and soda. I just found out that Vermouth is best served with cheese which is divine when paired together during Aperitivo.

A toast to the summer, Un brindisi all’estate

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Born in Piedmont in the last century, Barolo Chinato soon spread thanks to its refined taste, well balanced between bitter and sweet, and especially for the leading effect on the market of its name “ Barolo”, that immediately positioned it among the noblest products compared to various other types of alcoholic drinks based on cinchona. Spices, together with other aromatized wine, are at the heart of the Cocchi products. It is known a botanical library is used to collect the many herbs and spices to craft the original signature formulas by Giulio Cocchi

During its history, Cocchi has produced some variants to its Aperitivo Americano. The most recent is Cocchi Rosa produced with a based of red wines of Piedmont to which herbs and spices extracts are added in particular gentian, cinchona, citrus zest and rose petals. Cocchi vermouths aromatized and sparkling wines are known all over the world: in Asti, the Cocchi Bar in Piazza Alfieri is a reference point for the city for over a century. Cocchi’s products and brand were spreading worldwide yet at the beginning of the XX century were exported to London, New York, Sydney, Colonial Africa and Venezuela.

Since 1978, Giulio Cocchi is owned and operated by the Bava Family, themselves highly renowned wine producers in Moferrato and Langhe. Today the winery still maintains its artisan character and follows the original recipes, formulated by Giulio Cocchi in 1891, to craft the distinctive wines that have made the Cocchi a cult name. Among the results of the last 30 years, defense of Barolo Chinato from forgetfulness and the re-launch of Vermouth di Torino since 2011 has been the driving force for the rebirth of the top of the range Vermouth di Torino on the international scene.

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FESTIVE RUM COCKTAILS AT JIMMY CHOO MEN LONDON | AN EVENING WITH CELEBRATED BRITISH CHEF MARK HIX

WE ENJOYED SUMPTUOUS CANAPES & COCKTAILS BY RON ZACAPA AT THE JIMMY CHOO MEN'S EVENT IN MAYFAIR

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It was a delightful evening one cold December but the party atmosphere was very inviting in the warmth as we tried out Festive Rum Cocktails with Celebrated Chef Mark Hix and.Jimmy Choo Men. The event was busy as one would expect during the Christmas Party season as I got to admire these exquisite shoes in the beautiful Dover Street boutique. I have always been curious how luxury shoes are made and the fine craftsmanship that goes into creating each style.

It was a pleasure to see the collection showcased at the event in an intimate setting which I’m keen to covet a new pair of Designer shoes for my Christmas Wish-list. Just a hint there for anyone wondering what to get for my birthday this month and Christmas present. I’ve always received two present’s with my birthday and Christmas being so close together but a pair of Jimmy Choo’s would be amazing don’t you think. But then again knowing me one pair may not be enough as I do love brand new shoes.

When’s it’s time to indulge in new shoes for that all important special occasion Jimmy Choo would be my first choice and I always say have a statement pair of shoes as you never know when that all important event may come up at short notice. With dressing request to the Star’s and Influencers Jimmy Choo shoes are the ideal companion for the Red Carpet without fail as the quality is so well made as the go to for luxury footwear and accessories every man should own to invest in.

Festive Rum Cocktails

Festive Rum Cocktails

Festive Rum Cocktails

Festive Rum Cocktails

It sure is worth the price tag, classic and they look amazing to wear from dressy in between to smart casual there is a style to suit all to make room in every discerning man’s contemporary wardrobe. So don’t be the last one to look sharp at the Christmas Party – be sure to always look exceptionally glamorous no matter the circumstances because trust me it’s worth it. While I had a chance to browse these amazing shoe styles I also got to enjoy some sumptuous Festive Rum Cocktails from classic favourites such as an ‘Old Fashioned’ to Negroni made with the finest spirits by Zacapa Rum was a great to try out and savour in good company. The twist on a classic rum cocktail recipe included a Negroni Spritz which was very Italian and one of my new go cocktails to add to my list to order at the bar. Why not have a go yourself try mix up one the cocktail recipes from the comfort of you’re own home in style come Christmas Day.

With Award’s Season just around the corner and fashion week it’s never too early to start thinking about it so it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead for upcoming event’s so don’t forget get to put an alert on your smart phone with so many shoe styles to choose from it must be you’re lucky day to spoil and indulge yourself.

Disclaimer: Thank you so much to Jimmy Choo London and Mark Hix for hosting an elegant Festive Cocktail Party. As always all opinions will be my own and I only choose to review brands I would use myself to provide honest feedback on products I love to wear.