The oldest spirits in the world

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In this blog we mainly talk about Grappa, but, from time to time, we like to extend our interests to the world of spirits and liqueurs. After having talked about the most alcoholic spirits in the world, this time we are dealing with "ancient...


Grappa Anatomy, The Fire

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Acqua vitae, the "water of life". Or even aqua ardens, or "burning water:" how the Catalan alchemist, Arnoldo da Villanova (1235-1311), defined the first hydroalcoholic beverages, that is, fruit distilled by maceration in alcohol and water....