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Eau de vie

Eau-de-vie is a type of brandy that is not aged and made from any fruit other than grapes. Eau-de-vie, which means "water for life" in French, has a long history in European drinking culture. While France is known as the birthplace of modern-day brandy, excellent eau-de-vie may also be found in Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Northern Italy, and even the Balkans