What is Grappa?

[caption id="attachment_3921" align="alignright" width="480"] Grappa - CCA Share Alike 2.0 Generic by Carsten Tolkmit[/caption] I feel compelled to write this article. Why? My namesake, Vincent Summers of Australia, died from drinking grappa. Or, rather, what he thought was that beverage. It appears it was actually biofuel. What is the stuff? Before describing it, let's clarify terms. Glossary of Terms Brandy – spirit produced distilling wine Grappa – a grape-based pomace brandy Pomace – the solid remains, stems, skins, pulp, and seeds, after pressing out the juice After crushing grapes to produce wine, and pressing the wine from the solids, the remains are distilled to—in part—avoid waste, and to produce a tasty spirit. Although originally the drink may have been something to be endured as much as it was something to…
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