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Grappa?

Postby rrnate » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:46 pm

So, I have found myself slowly falling in love with grappa at Lombardino's. Say if I wanted to take this love to the next step in the privacy of my own home, where might I get some good grappa?

I am thoroughly ignorant about this delicious beverage so far - can any of you savvy drinkers wise me up? Where do you get it? What's the good stuff?

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Re: Grappa?

Postby awestra » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:38 pm

Vom Fass on University has 3 different types of Grappa right now. And you can taste it before you buy it.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby boston_jeff » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:48 pm

Don't you think it tastes harsh, or are you drinking the flavored grappas? I commend you either way. Def. prefer limoncello and strega. But I'm a wuss when it comes to grappa.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:38 pm

rrnate wrote:So, I have found myself slowly falling in love with grappa at Lombardino's.


It's spelled grampa, and I'd leave the man alone. Gramma can get mean.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby Wino » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:03 pm

Grappa is kind of the hot dog of distillates, as it is made from the spent material of winemaking- grape skins, pulp, seeds, and sometimes stems. That being said...the most memorable ones I've had were Castello Banfi grappa Brunello di Montalcino or Bonny Doon's Grappa from California.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby Rordogg » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:13 am

I have spent some time in bassano del grappa(the home of grappa in Italy) and I must say the grandmaster of grappa has to be Jacopo Poli. His grappas are well produced and he offers all types. Check out his website to learn more:
www.poligrappa.com/

His grappas are imported by winebow imports and distributed in madison by allstate out of milwaukee.
I would assume that steves could get them in for retail and I know that Biaggis on junction rd. offers a couple of them.

I enjoy Cafe Bassano -- 2 parts latte, 1 part grappa.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby statz » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:35 pm

Seriously!?

Get a good brandy or cognac. That other shit is for crackheads.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby fennel » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:42 pm

statz wrote:Seriously!?

Get a good brandy or cognac. That other shit is for crackheads.
Well, Grappa is a brandy. In my experience, some have an excellent flavor, but the after-effects are like aerial bombardment. Ouch.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby @wood » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:30 pm

Speaking of Vom Fass, they finally have scotch and brandy back in the store in addition to grappa and liqueurs. The best part is you can sample before you buy.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby Marvell » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:58 pm

@wood wrote:Speaking of Vom Fass, they finally have scotch and brandy back in the store in addition to grappa and liqueurs. The best part is you can sample before you buy.


Jst in case you need to vom fasster.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby Uncle_Leaver » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:34 am

Grappa has always left me feeling like crappa.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby kittenwithawhip » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:11 pm

If I had known I would have brought you some nice Falanghina grappa back from Italy. I do have a great bottle I brought back this year, lets make keysrawk throw a tasting party at his house.

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Re: Grappa?

Postby BusterKallikakJr » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:23 am

Italy, Pittally. You don't have to go to Italy for grappa - try Milwaukee - first licensed still in WI since prohibition -
that's right, Milwaukee - famous for beer and Golda Meir.
Milwaukee's finest grappa (actually the only WI grappa I think)
80 proof. They also have (cherry) Kirsch and Pear Eau-de-Vie (Williamine)
http://www.greatlakesdistillery.com/artisan.htm

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Re: Grappa?

Postby rrnate » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:38 am

Wow, it's funny this thread just popped up again, because I'm going to have some grappa tonight.

Since posting here, I have explored a few options with very, very mixed results...

* Vom Fass - other than the (very best I've had) grappa at Lombardino's, they seem to have the best stuff.

* Steve's - Since up until this moment, I'd only had really good grappa, I got a cheapo bottle from here and then not long after trying it, I found out what a bunch of you are talking about. The bad stuff is indeed like paint thinner, except maybe more corrosive.


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