We’re in the middle of a Bartending Renaissance of sorts.  Local, seasonal ingredients are making their way into our cocktails, and house-made alcoholic infusions are taking the place of the usual, mass-produced, suspects.  And at the end of a long, hard day, there’s nothing better than the perfect, hand-crafted concoction (make mine a Negroni, please!)

I love that, with all the curious, funky, esoteric “mixology” happening out there, the real role of the bartender has stayed the same.

These are the people who tend the bar.  The people who look after you, anticipate your needs, and provide an overall experience so that you can simple sip, relax, and enjoy.

Here’s to you, Bartender.

About The Author

I love all things Italian: the beautiful country of Italia, the Italians themselves, the language, the food… and above all, I love Italian wine. The people I meet in my charmed life are fascinating, the wines are extraordinary. I needed a special place like this to write about them, and to remember them.

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8 Responses

  1. The Blissful Adventurer

    If you could see my bar bills from 2008-2009 you would know we have been in that renaissance for awhile 🙂 I cannot go near these amazing places without dropping a hundy…
    cool post

  2. Stephanie Perna (@stephperna)

    I’m a HUGE Negroni lover. Next time you’re in Firenze I seriously encourage you to get one at Caffè Cibrèo (Via dei Macci e Via del Verrocchio)


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