28 May 2008


Grappa is a fragrant grape-based pomace brandy of between 38% and 80% alcohol by volume (75 to 160 proof), of Italian origin. Literally "grape stalk", most grappa is made by distilling pomace, grape residue (mainly the skins, but also stems and seeds) left over from winemaking after pressing. It was originally made to prevent waste by using leftovers at the end of the wine season. It quickly became commercialised, mass-produced, and sold worldwide. Some grappa, known as prima uva, is made with the whole grapes. The flavour of grappa, like that of wine, depends on the type and quality of the grape used as well as the specifics of the distillation process.

I just learned to appreciate grappa.

After a bottle of white wine, then red, grappa was an absolute fantastic finisher.

Of course, I'm still distracted with other stuff so posting will be few and far between. Just wanted to post something to let you guys know I'm still around here in the Philippines.