French term (Lebenswasser) for fires, in the France and Luxembourg is in use. These terms are protected in connection with the following basic products and / or regions of origin. Basis for the distillation are fruits, beer. Cidre (Cider), Wine or in the production of wine resulting products such as lees (Yeast after fermentation) or rape (Press residues) is obtained. When using a single type of fruit this is listed, z. Eau-de-vie de kirsch (cherry), Eau-de-vie de mirabelle (Mirabelle) and Eau-de-vie de poire (pear).
Other products or designations are Eau-de-vie de biere (beer), Eau-de-vie de lie ( Hefebrand ), or Eau-de-vie de marc, if one Marc from a single vine is won. There are also origin-protected names for brandy such as Eau-de-vie de Cognac, Eau-de-vie des Charentes, Eau-de-vie de Bourgogne, Eau-de-vie de vin de Savoie uva, in which the ancestry is attached.
An Eau-de-vie de cidre is out Cidre (Cider) produced. He usually comes from the areas of Normandy (but not from the local, limited Calvadosgebiet, otherwise he would be so Calvados name), Brittany or Loire. Fires called Eau-de-vie de pomme (pomme = apple) do not have to be made from cider but are also made from fermented alfalfa juice without this having previously become a cider.