The differences between grappa and whisky

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Actually, whisky does not exist. Or rather, whisky is a generic term: it comes from the Anglicization of the Gaelic-Irish word “uisge beatha” or “uisquebaugh”, which means “water of life”, from the Latin expression “aqua vitae” that...

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A drinks list for summer

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When summer is in full swing and the sun is blazing down, it’s vital to drink plenty, but drinking well is a true luxury!...

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Grappa Materials: 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....

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Marolo presents Grappa di Barolo Riserva 1991

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The new Grappa di Barolo 1991 “Grandi Riserve”, presented this year is proof that grappa can compete with the world’s great spirits: 27 years ageing in wood that intensifies all the expressiveness of the most extraordinary Italian grape,...

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Luigi Barberis and Grappa, identity and pride

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“It’s the spirit itself that is the key to promoting grappa,” says Luigi Barberis, barman and mixologist at Alessandria’s Caffè degli Artisti, a bar that puts the emphasis on the quality of its drinks, serving top quality beverages all day...

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