THE GRAPE- After the grapes are picked, they are then crushed and destalked. After which a separator receives the grape pulp and releases the free run juices without pressing. The free run juice is cooled and allowed to settle.
Now that you’ve read up on how brandy is made let’s get into enjoying our chosen spirit. These are just a couple of small tips on how to sip on a tipple. It won’t be as one sided as a Bulls vs. Leopards rugby match
The making of brandy or cognac is a highly regulated practice and stipulates various requirements that must be met for a spirity to qualify. There are generally 3 styles of brandy that are made in South Africa.