Tag: Grappa

On the Trail of Marc, Grappa, Trester.
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On the Trail of Marc, Grappa, Trester.

Difficult to find outside of the region of production with names (marc, grappa, trester), and often mispronounced, all are heady, earthy-tasting clear distillates derived from the pressed skins and pips of grapes. Some producers use stalks too, but most prefer to leave them out. French age their marc and let […]

Grappa, Gracious and Potent.
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Grappa, Gracious and Potent.

Grappa While on a trip to attend Vinitaly (the annual Italian wine trade exposition in Verona) a restaurateur friend of mine and I wandered into one of the innumerable coffee bars to have an espresso. Oddly, the barrista asked if we wanted our espressos “corrected“. We were surprised (it was […]