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Nocino

Nocino is a sticky dark brown liqueur from the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy.

It is made from unripe green walnuts steeped in spirit. It has an aromatic but bittersweet flavor. It may be homemade, and is also available commercially in bottled form. Commercially available Nocino is typically 40% alcohol by volume, or 80 proof.

Nocino is believed to have originally been produced by the Celts, and, during the Middle Ages, Italian monasteries used nocino for its medicinal properties and also as an alcoholic treat. "Ordine del Nocino Modenese" is an association of Spilamberto, Province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy which, from 1978, promotes the traditional Nocino of Modena.

Nocino is produced by such companies as the Toschi Vignola s.r.l. company of Savignano sul Panaro, Province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The sole commercial producer of nocino in North America is Monteverdi Spirits in Napa Valley, California. Their Nocino della Cristina was introduced in October 2005.

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ocino is also produced in New Zealand by NewZino, under the name "NutZino Walnut Liqueur."

Synonym: NutZino Walnut Liqueur
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocino
Last modified: 7 September 2009
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