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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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Noun1.eau de vie - strong coarse brandy
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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The use of Massenez kirsch is in itself exceptional as the makers use the traditional art of distilling eaux de vie (fruit brandies), a special way of making kirsch in Alsace.
"I'd have a pisco, as a clear spirit brandy, for the grappa or eaux de vie drinker," he says.
Additionally, they produce smaller amounts of an Eaux de Vie as well as Raspberry Infusion, a product made from fresh raspberries and Swedish Hill's distilled grape brandy.
The tiercons, as these ancient casks are called, are full to the brim with eaux de vie ( clear, full- strength brandy) that have been culled from the finest grapes produced by the chalky soil.
Boissons: aperitif, liqueur, cidre, biere, eaux de vie, limonade, soda, Coca-Cola, sirop, jus de fruits du commerce sucres.
The Limousin oak lends a special colour to the eaux de vie, the official name for the distilled product.
Spain, meanwhile, is fighting for Pacharan and Brandy, Belgium for Genever, Luxembourg and Germany for the hydrocyanic acid content in fruit eaux de vie, Greece for certain Epire and Thrace liquors, while Austria and Germany disagree with each other with regard to Korn and Jagertee.
This is the local Burgundy blackcurrant liqueur "eaux de vie de cassis".
Randall Grahm began experimenting with eaux de vie because he originally wanted to make marc, a French brandy produced from grape promace (seeds, stems) in a fashion similar to eau de vie.
Now on its 14th auspicious year, the Grand Wine Experience promises to surpass its previous feats and pageantries with its latest edition, 'The Angel's Share.' There is a mystique that surrounds the ageing of wine or any other eaux de vie in oak barrels.