On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we raise a glass of Lillet, a French aperitif made in Bordeaux since 1872, made in blanc, rouge and rosé, from blends of wine and liquors, reminiscent of exotic citrus groves and a life well lived. The USA’s national brand ambassador Claire Needham, will walk us through the culture & lifestyle associated with this legendary bottle, from it’s place in the home, at the bar, and even on screen, when James Bond most famously ordered a Vesper Martini with Kina Lillet, shaken, not stirred course. Hear how these “tonic wines” have made a splash in US bars from Philly to NOLA, Dallas to SF, while we mix a batch of La Coquette (made with Lillet Rosé) on air, in celebration the upcoming national aperitif day, Thursday, May 21st, 2015. à votre santé! This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.

“My job is to enjoy Lillet at all hours of the day! iI’s in a lot of classic cocktails. Lillet is consumed primarily on ice in France.” [19:00]

–Claire Needham on The Food Seen