grappa

Lemma

grappa

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The name of an Italian liqueur made from the stalks of grapes. 1

Nota

Grappa is a uniquely Italian drink. Traditionally, made from pomace, the discarded grape seeds, stalks, and stems that are a by-product of the winemaking process, Grappa has been around since the Middle Ages. [...]
Literally "grape stalk", most grappa is made by distilling pomace and 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 It was originally made to prevent waste by using leftovers at the end of the wine season. A similar drink, known as acquavite d'uva, is made by distilling whole must. The flavour of grappa, like that of wine, depends on the type and quality of the grape used as well as the specifications of the distillation process. 2

Contesto

Until the early 1990s grappa was unjustly despised by most non-Italian drinkers, who were acquainted only with the fiery and unremarkable mass produced grappas. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[grä’pƏ] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Pomace brandy. 5

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Brandy distilled from the residue of wine-making, 1893, from It. Grappa. Lit “grapes”. 6

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Interpreti e Traduttori

Data della scheda
Tue Mar 8 21:50:59 2011
Autore

Cinzia Parri rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://www.epicurus.com/Glossary/grappa/3731», (17/11/2011)

2 : «http://www.lifeinitaly.com/wines/grappa.asp», (17/11/2011)

3 : «www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grappa », (17/11/2011)

4 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to Wine. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994, p. 461.

5 : «www.thefreedictionary.com», (13/02/2011)

6 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=grappa&searchmode=none», (17/11/2011)

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