9995Re: Spirit of Honey
- Dec 23, 2003Nuh, the Vikings drank beer and mead but did not distill. I think the
Dutch and Germans spread the term along the Baltic coast. The Dutch
established distillation of wine in the Cognac region of France for
trade, and the Germans had the Hanseatic League. 'Brandewijn' was a
Dutch derivation from the Latin 'aqua ardens','spiritus vini','aqua
vine'. For a grain spirit they use 'Korenwijn' (Grain wine).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "stronkus2003"
> In Swedish we use the word "Brännvin" about vodka, translated itwrote:
> is "burned wine". Could be that it was the vikings in England who
> originally used the word "Brandwine"
> Well Merry Christmas on You all
> --- In email@example.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...>
> > 'Brandwine' or 'brandewine' was the original English term usedfor
> > French 'cognac' - a grape distillate. It was later changedhold
> > to 'brandywine' and then shortened to 'brandy'. The use of the
> > term 'brandy' for other clear spirits is quite recent. I still
> > the view that 'mead brandy' is a modern (possibly U.S.) term. It
> > seems like a good name to use though.
> > Wal
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