- Non problemo!
Artists make beatiful creations from junk (rubbish). Skilled
Distillers can make lovely drinks from what others discard, and as you
can see I did not ever say that rum or grappa was rubbish.
PS Yes, I noticed that homedistilling in Italy is still very secretive
and seeing the price of official grappa I can see why. The best
grappa I actually tasted in Moneglia (Liguria) made from local white
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "miciofelice2003"
> Ciao waljaco!!
> Nice to hear from you.
> I was a little bit nervous, in fact, for some particular reasons
> and so i was not clear in my mind.
> May I correct you?
> Grappa is the general name; then in some particular regions of Italy
> they call it also in some other ways.
> For example, the "filu 'e ferru" (is in sardinian dialect, that
> means "metallic wire") is a particular grappa distilled in Sardinia.
> That grappa has that name because they say that the taste is quite
> strong and rough.
> An other interpretation is that to avoid to be discovered by police,
> the sardinian distillers were used to bury the bottles of grappa and
> to put a small metallic wire as signal of the place where the
> bottles were buried.
> Curious, isn't it?
> Ciao a tutti
> micio felice
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
> > National pride often appears in discussions on alcoholic beverages
> > which shows that they do have an important cultural role along with
> > food. Its not only the Italians who make pomace brandy
> and 'grappa' is
> > one of countless names (e.g. filu e feru).
> > The link povided is informative for others at least(I hope!)
> > 'Rubbish' is an emotive word but strictly pomace and molasses is
> > end product (i.e. rubbish) of a process which has the prime
> purpose to
> > make wine or sugar crysrals. The Romans used to make a 'vino
> > from pomace but I doubt if it was regarded highly. The best pomace
> > brandies come from lightly pressed grapes which still contains a
> > bit of wine rather than bone dry pomace. Possibly wine is even
> > Relax... Creative provocation is a useful rhetorical device.
> > Ciao,
> > uaglio (wal)