Brandy (from brandywine,
derived from Dutch brandewijn�"burnt wine") is a spirit produced
by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by
fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%�60% alcohol by
volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While
some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with
caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.
Brandy can also be made from fermented fruit
(i.e., other than grapes) and from pomace.
Types of brandy
three main types of brandy. The term "brandy" denotes grape
brandy if the type is not otherwise specified.