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What is Brandy?  In French

Brandy is a distilled wine. The word brandy originated from "brandewijn" which means "burnt wine" in Dutch.

There are three basic types of brandy:

Grape brandy (eau-de-vie de vin)

Pomace brandy (eau de vie de marc)

Fruits brandy (eau-de-vie de fruits).

Brandy without a source identified means that it is a grape product. It is distilled around the world.

All other brandies must have a source identified.

Among the popular brandies of the world are:

Applejack, an American apple brandy,

Armagnac, the French brandy from Gers,

Calvados, the French apple brandy,

Cognac, the French brandy from Charente and Charente Maritime region,

Marc, Bagaceira or Grappa are distilled from the grape pomace.

    25 May 2001                   

Copyright 2001 Lusina ISG, Inc.