Connecticut Distributors, Inc., Pernod Ricard and the Doro Restaurant Group hosted a brand education and cocktail competition featuring the Lillet line of aperitifs at Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen in West Hartford on June 17. Marie Cavaud, Brand Account Specialist, Pernod Ricard, led trade guests through brand education on the Lillet aromatized wine product line, which includes Lillet Blanc, Lillet Rouge and Lillet Rosé. Established in 1872 in Podensac, a small village south of Bordeaux, Lillet aperitifs offer a subtle blend of rigorously selected wines and fruit macerations crafted on site that have been a mainstay cocktail ingredient even as trends change over time. Next, local bartenders competed in a cocktail competition featuring Lillet expressions, with Rachel Markoja of Viron Rondo Osteria named winner.
Photos courtesy of Kristen Sliman, Connecticut Distributors, Inc. (CDI).