Grappa after grappa: reduce, stabilize, filter

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What happens once grappa has been distilled? Let’s find out! We have often talked about pomace, alembics, and distillation techniques. Arguments, tools, and production processes that concern phases prior to the creation of grappa: the raw...

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History of the alembic in modern times

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We’re ready to conclude our series on the history of the alembic. From the very first pioneers of distillation through the alchemical search for “quintessence,” the modern era brings about a rationalization of distillation techniques. That is,...

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History of the alembic: the search for quintessence

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Since ancient times, humans have been able to make alcohol by fermenting sugary products, such as grape must and wine. Wine generally had an alcoholic percentage between 10 and 15%. Only through distillation is it possible to create a beverage with...

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History of the alembic in ancient times

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The history of the alembic begins with the techniques of distillation, a highly advanced system of boiling for “extraction.” The raw ingredients, which are heated to the right temperature via water vapor, release their essential oils, aromas,...

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