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How Britain killed the Aperol spritz

What was originally an affordable, social occasion has become a London status symbol—and ordinary Italians are paying the price

By Rebecca Hughes  

Since arriving in a small town near Venice five years ago, there is one part of my daily routine that hasn’t changed. As the heat of a summer day begins to abate around 7pm, I sit outside my local bar in the piazza with a tumbler of bright orange spritz and a plate of pre-dinner snacks selected from the free buffet, meeting friends or simply enjoying the convivial atmosphere.

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