- Chacha (brandy)
Chacha (Georgian: ჭაჭა, pronounced [tʃʼɑtʃʼɑ]) is traditionally a clear strong liquor, which is sometimes called "vine vodka," "grape vodka," or "Georgian vodka." Chacha is made of grape pomace (grape residue left after making wine). It can also be produced from non-ripe or non-cultured grapes and, in some cases, figs, tangerines, oranges, or mulberries.
Originally only a homebrewed drink of Georgian farmers is it today also produced by professional distillers who received famous international awards for their products. One of the most famous chachas is the "Binekhi Estragon" which became distinguished with the silver medal on the Mundus Vini, the world's biggest wine competition.
The term "chacha" is used in Georgia to refer to any type of moonshine made of fruits, though it most commonly refers to grape distillate.
Many Georgians claim that Chacha has medicinal properties and is suggested as a remedy for a number of ailments including ear blockages and indigestion. Also, chacha is said to cure stomachaches by applying to the abdomen.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Brandy — This article is about the spirit. For other uses, see Brandy (disambiguation). Cognac brandy in a typical brandy snifter Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn burnt wine ) is a s … Wikipedia
Brandy de Jerez — The Toro de Osborne (Osborne bull), was created to advertise Brandy Veterano Brandy de Jerez is a brandy that is produced only in the Jerez area of Andalusia, Spain (exclusively produced within the Sherry Tri … Wikipedia
Pomace brandy — is a liquor distilled from pomace. Examples include the Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian lozovača (loza), Cypriot zivania, French marc, Georgian chacha, German Tresterbrand, Greek tsipouro, Hungarian törköly, Italian grappa, Bulgarian grozdova,… … Wikipedia
Cognac (brandy) — Cognac Type Brandy Manufacturer Various, including Courvoisier, Hennessy, Martell, Rémy Martin … Wikipedia
List of fictional dogs — This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. This is a list of fictional dogs from literature, films etc. (It also includes some… … Wikipedia
Moonshine by country — Contents 1 Moonshine by country 1.1 Albania 1.2 Armenia 1.3 … Wikipedia
List of cocktails — Contents 1 Cocktails with absinthe 2 Cocktails with beer 3 Cocktails with brandy or cognac … Wikipedia
Alcoholic beverage — A row of alcoholic beverages – in this case, spirits – in a bar. An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol. Alcoholic beverages are divided into three general classes: beers, wines, and spirits. They … Wikipedia
Distilled beverage — Liquor redirects here. For the similar term, see Liqueur. An old whiskey still … Wikipedia
Metaxa — Seven Star in its characteristic amphora bottle Metaxa (Greek: Μεταξά) is a Greek distilled spirit invented by Spyros Metaxas in 1888. It is a blend of brandy and wine made from sun dried Savatiano, Sultana and Blac … Wikipedia