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HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’ Is Driving Aperol Profits, Maker Claims


Feb 23, 2023
HBO's 'The White Lotus' Is Driving Aperol Sales, Maker Says


There was lots of drama and murder on HBO’s wildly common 2nd season of “The White Lotus,” which addresses the hijinks of the attendees (and employees) at a luxury resort in Sicily — but for some, the real star was the drinks.

For every Insider, a dazzling orange cocktail made several appearances on the demonstrate, and most viewers on Reddit assumed it was the Italian traditional, an Aperol Spritz.

“The commonly viewed White Lotus collection showing many orange eyeglasses is nonetheless one more evidence of how much American individuals get pleasure from owning some Italy and some vibrant orange in their life,” reported Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Campari Team, in an e mail to Entrepreneur.

(Campari Team owns the bitter brand, Aperol, which is a critical ingredient in an “Aperol Spritz.”)

The consume has turn out to be much more well-liked in the U.S. of late, in accordance to its maker, which also owns fellow Italian bitter, Campari. That latter also discovered viral fame right after HBO’s “House of Dragons” brought Emma D’Arcy’s favorite drink, a Negroni Spagliato, to the fore.

Relevant: HBO’s Viral TikTok About a Negroni Sbagliato Sparks Orders for Campari, CMO says

D’Arcy’s viral TikTok drove requests for the consume at bars and experienced a favourable impact on company at Brooklyn-dependent distillery, St. Agrestis, which helps make pre-created drinks and bitters. That display also increased desire in and orders for the Campari bitter, a crucial ingredient in the drink, the firm’s CMO previously told Entrepreneur.

Kunze-Concewitz included in an e mail to Entreprenuer that sales of Aperol in the U.S. increased in the fiscal 12 months 2022, by 50%.

“Aperol’s prospective is big,” his assertion extra. Kunze-Concewitz also mentioned that Aperol’s overall look in the show “clearly is obtaining an influence,” in an trader contact this week, Insider mentioned.

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