What is Grappa?
Grappa is an Italian made from pomace, the left over from the wine-making process. Sometimes referred to as ‘firewater’, this powerful form of has a well-deserved for being strong. However, the alcohol content of this brandy can vary greatly, from 35 to 60 percent. Likewise, the taste and flavor of each batch can vary as much as wine, according to both the type of grape and the distilling process. At its best, grappa can taste sweet, with notes of sharp plums and an edge of honey or warm, rich .
When taken in moderation, there are a number of potential health benefits of drinking grappa.
- Alcohol has been shown to reduce short-term stress, calm the body and elevate your mood.
- Studies have demonstrated that small quantities of alcohol can have a positive effect on blood vessels and even help regulate the system.
- You may also find that a small intake of a
such as grappa will improve your .
How to Make?
- Step 1: The grapes are pulverized to make a pulp called pomace.
- Step 2: This pomace is then heated, distilled, chilled, stored, and cured for six or more months.
- Step 3: Some types of grappa are aged in casks made from oak, or ash wood to deepen the flavor.
- Step 4: This specialty alcohol is best consumed as a digestif and is a popular warming drink during long .