WHITE/ Blended from 85 percent Semillon grapes from Bordeaux and 15 percent orange peels from Spain and Haiti, Lillet Blanc is an aromatic wine that's the perfect apÃ©ritif for any occasion. First produced in 1872, this golden-colored French wine was the harmonious blend of an idea from the Lillet brothers and some of the finest fruits from across the globe. The result is a flowery and fruity aroma that lends itself to a diverse mix of flavors. If only most brothers could put their minds to such good use instead of fighting! Full and fleshy on the tongue, Lillet Blanc offers a mishmash of tastes including candied oranges, honey and pine resin. At 17 percent ABV, it's a bit stronger than most wines, but without being classified as a fortified wine. Lillet Blanc is the classy drink that many people don't know exists. It's an excellent choice for a pre-dinner beverage, making a toast or paired with brunch. Drinking it on the rocks can bring out all the exotic fruits that go into its production, while an orange garnish adds a splash of color to the mix. While Lillet Blanc is terrific on the rocks, the Vesper is a real show stopper. Made with gin, vodka and Lillet Blanc, it's the preferred beverage of James Bond in both books and film. It's not guaranteed to turn you into a suave secret agent, but at least you can try your hand at the accent.