The history of grappa in 5 dates

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From Miriam sister of Moses to Regulation n. 1576 of the European Council. Here are 5 important dates that formed the unique character of Italy’s national spirit. When and where was grappa first made? Grappa was first discovered by alchemists...

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The Story Of Marolo, A Territorial Grappa

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With this post we conclude the interview with Paolo Marolo about the history of the Alba distillery, which in 2017 celebrates 40 years in business,  from the rediscovery of grappa in the USA to his son Lorenzo joining the business, and new...

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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 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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