The wines from the vineyards in Aunis suffer from excessive pro-
duction and diminishing quality. Because of their lack of structure,
they can’t survive long sea voyages.
The Dutch start using them in their newly established distilleries
where they are transformed into “brandewijn” – burnt wine –
hence the name Brandy. It is drunk with water in an attempt to
recreate the original wine.
1st December – Story of a legendary spirit
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