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Brandy glass Weinbrand is one of the EU spirits law spirit, from spirits with or without addition of wine distillate which is distilled at less than 94,8% vol., provided that this distillate does not exceed 50% of the alcohol content of the finished product.

The term brandy was first used by German brand brand Hugo Johann Asbach (1868-1935) used in 1896, who called his product Cognac brandy (from 1919 but was outside of France, the use of the name cognac forbidden). The term brandy is by definition an exception, because as fire Otherwise, only those distillation products are referred to, from mash such as the Traubenbrand were burned. However, such a wine is not matured in the oak barrel like brandy and, because of its light color, is also known as Clearer of wine designated.

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