Dubonnet is a French wine based aperitif.
World-wide leading French brand for its wine-based aperitif. Born in Paris in 1846, Dubonnet results from the alliance of wines from the south of France, with spices and plants matured over several years. Its production relies on 150 years of precious savoir-faire. Not too sweet, not too dry, this great French classic continues to be appreciated by individuals with refined tastes.
Nearly two centuries after its introduction, Dubonnet is the number-one selling aperitif brand in the United States, and still made according to the original family recipe. Today, Dubonnet is available internationally in both Rouge and Blanc varieties and is a key ingredient in classic drinks such as the Dubonnet Cocktail and the Dubonnet Kiss. In the words of master mixologist Dale DeGroff, “with its rich ruby color, spicy aroma and refreshing flavors, Dubonnet embodies the best of the aperitif category.”
Dubonnet commissioned famous artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to design a series of advertising posters in the late 1800s.
A unique blend of white wine and over 50 select herbs and spices. Not too sweet, not too dry, this great French classic continues to be appreciated by individuals with refined tastes. It is made by adding herbs and botanicals to a fortified white wine. Serve cold or on ice.
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Red-wine based and flavored with spices and
hints of quinine. Cherry, mint and walnut aromas, with notes of lemon zest,
cardamom and toffee... with flavors of orange, nuts, chocolate and coffee;
finishes fairly sweet, with lemon and herb notes. It is also sweeter and richer than Dubonnet blanc.
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Originating from the Latin word aperio, aperitifs were originally conceived to "open" or prepare the appetite for a meal. While there are different styles of aperitif, aperitif wines such as Dubonnet make up a special class called "aromatized" wines - fortified wines that have been flavored with herbs, roots, flowers, barks and other botanicals.
A fortified wine is a wine to which additional alcohol has been added, the most common additive being brandy.
The original reason for fortification was to preserve wines, as the higher alcohol level and additional sweetness help to preserve the wine.