Aguardiente, the name literally meaning “firewater” is a clear, unaged spririt produced from fruit or grain. It’s a catch all category that can include anything from rum, to Brazilian caçacha, to grappa, to pisco, to arak. But countries also produce it as simply aguardiente. In Columbia, it’s considered the national drink, made from sugarcane and most often flavored with anise (like arak), and produced in different regions of the country under many brands. Similarly in Ecuador, aguardiente is largely sugarcane-based, but left unflavored, usually enjoyed in cocktails. In Spain, particularly in Galicia, there are high quality versions known as Aguardiente de Orujo (gold), also produced from grapes. In Portugal, aguardiente is often used to fortify wines like Port and Madeira. In the US, it was largely consumed during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, made from the then popular Mission grapes brought over from Spain and Mexico.– Description from Amanda Schuster
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History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...
History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...
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Shanghai International Wine & Spirit Fair 2008Date: June 17th-19th, 2008 ... ... for exhibit include Aguardiente and Brandy, Spirits, Sparkling Wine, Liqueurs, Quality Wine of a Designated Area of Cultivation, Table Wines, Fortified Wines, Distilled products, Other Wines and Spirits, Equipment, Supplementary Utensils and Accessories.Org... Read More
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