WINE LIST Paola Coro
WINEs ON LIST 590 (32 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($18-$8 by the glass)
For an aperitif list to rise to the top it needs to have an identity and be true to it. Apothecary 1878 brings a relaxed European sensibility to its food and wines. The aperitif selection is no different, opening with a selection of bitters, including the house favourite spritzer combining aperol, prosecco and soda. You can’t get more up to the minute than that with aperol and prosecco together in the one glass. Vermouth, the latest darling of the aperitif set, is also to be found here with Australian newcomer Maidenii taking on the French classic, Noilly Prat.
A thrilling aperitif list needs to be a little daring. Note the presence of absinthe from a bunch of American and French producers. And, as all good lists should do, the wormwood percentage is noted. Apothecary co-owner and sommelier Paola Coro also does a fine job of providing some thirst-quenching beers, including craft makers from Australia and beyond. The list goes on to explore the main spirituous pillars of the pre-dinner drink with vodka, brandy, tequila, rum and bourbon finishing with a broad flourish of Scottish whiskies. JENI PORT