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eau de vie

 (ō′ də vē′)
n. pl. eaux de vie (ō′, ōz′)
Colorless brandy distilled from fermented fruit juice.

[French eau-de-vie : eau, water + de, of + vie, life.]
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eau de vie

(əʊ də viː; French od vi)
n
brandy or other spirits
[French, literally: water of life]
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eau de vie

(oʊdə ˈvi)
n.
French.
brandy.
[literally, water of life]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eau de vie - strong coarse brandy
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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Every bottle of the Louis XIII is a work of art from the eaux-de-vie used to make cognacs, down to the Baccarat crystal decanters that hold them.
Every bottle of the Louis XIII is a work of art-from the eaux-de-vie used to make cognacs, down to the age-old Baccarat glass decanters that hold them.
Since the beginning of the Brillet family's history in the 17th century, Maison JR Brillet has built up a vineyard estate and a stock of eaux-de-vie that enables it to produce high-end products.
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D'USSE XO Cognac is crafted from the finest eaux-de-vie hand selected by Cellar Master Michel Casavecchia.
"Mette eaux-de-vie sit in steel tanks outside for several years, with small openings that allow for exposure to oxygen.
Those eaux-de-vie blended together with specific rules give birth to Cognac Fine Champagne, and its essence within the Remy Martin range, Remy Martin XO.
For the VSOP Elegance, Maison Camus selects aromatic eaux-de-vie partially distilled on the lees, including some from the company's Borderies cru, to strengthen the aromatics of this Cognac as it ages.
The cognac-making process was brought to life through video exhibits featuring the cognac's origin from Borderies vineyards, to Martell's unique distillation process, followed by the ageing of select eaux-de-vie, and finished with the Martell Cellar Master's expert blending.
The epitomy of French refinement, the Louis XIII Cognac is an extraordinary blend of grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, the most prestigious of the six crus classed in the region of Cognac.
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