grap·​pa | \ ˈgrä-pə How to pronounce grappa (audio) \

Definition of grappa

: a dry colorless brandy distilled from fermented grape pomace

Examples of grappa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first is citrusy, smelling and tasting like a very good grappa. Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times, "Irish whiskey makers take their shot at a bold makeover," 5 Nov. 2020 That afternoon in Civetta, I was informed that a shot of grappa could improve my speed. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "Hut Skiing in the Dolomites: Storybook Scenery and Grappa Included," 25 Nov. 2019 Participants will also be able to try a dessert wine and digestive spirit, as well — Fattoria Montellori vin santo from Tuscany, and Marolo grappa. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drop in and learn while trying wines (and snacks) of Italy at Meraki," 18 Nov. 2019 The two drank grappa and smoked late into the night. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Sergio Marchionne’s Death Thrusts Agnelli Heir Into Spotlight," 25 July 2018 He and a friend made grappa, an Italian brandy distilled from grape pomace, the solid residue of the winemaking process. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Backed by his boss, John Howie, sommelier/master distiller Erik Liedholm pours his heart and talent into award-winning liquors," 20 June 2018 Warm up with après-brunch drinks (like herbal tisane Tulsi Immunitea or a Nuovo Giorno—Qui tequila, chamomile grappa, lime and agave) in the hotel's lounge, which features a chic toasty fireplace. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Week of New York's Chicest Restaurants with Fireplaces," 10 Nov. 2014 Desserts are simple: panna cotta, semifreddo and soft-serve gelato are among the options, but so is the sizeable list of amari and grappa. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "SheWolf is Michigan's only restaurant milling its own flour," 27 June 2018 Complete with crackling fires, a wrap-around patio to enjoy a post-dinner grappa and a buffet style breakfast where only the freshest of jams, croissants and hazelnut honey yogurts were on display, cabin living has never felt so chic. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...A Northern Italy Road Trip," 14 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of grappa

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grappa

Italian, from Italian dialect, grape stalk, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German krāpfo hook

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The first known use of grappa was circa 1893

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“Grappa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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