Gaspare Campari

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Gaspare Campari (1828–1882) was an Italian drink maker.

Born in Cassolnovo, Lombardy,[1][dead link], the tenth child of a farmer[2] he was making drinks at the Bass Bar in Castelnouvo by age 14.[3]

During the 1840s Campari sold a bitters-style aperitif throughout Italy,[4] initially under the name Bitter all'Uso d'Holanda.[5] In 1860 he formulated the product we know today as Campari.[6] His recipe, which Campari keeps confidential, contained more than 60 natural ingredients including herbs, spices, barks and fruit peels.

In 1862[citation needed] he remarried and settled in Milan, the home of his second wife. He ran a cafe in front of Milan's historic cathedral, the Duomo. He also opened up Cafe Campari nearby[citation needed]. His two sons, Davide and Guido, would go on to take over the business,[7] which would become Davide Campari - Milano and Gruppo Campari.

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  1. ^ culturadelbere.it  :: STORIA DELLA CAMPARI (Italian)
  2. ^ Ray, Jonathan (20 November 2009). "Campari - the Italian Classic That Still Has Style". telegraph.co.uk. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Brown, Jared; Miller, Anistatia. The Mixellany Guide to Vermouth & Other Aperitifs. 
  4. ^ Brown, Jared; Miller, Anistatia. The Mixellany Guide to Vermouth & Other Aperitifs. 
  5. ^ Ray, Jonathan (20 November 2009). "Campari - the Italian Classic That Still Has Style". telegraph.co.uk. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Ray, Jonathan (20 November 2009). "Campari - the Italian Classic That Still Has Style". telegraph.co.uk. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Ray, Jonathan (20 November 2009). "Campari - the Italian Classic That Still Has Style". telegraph.co.uk. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 June 2014.