Eau De Vie, the French word meaning “water of life”, is a spirited drink produced from the distillates of fermented and mashed fruit.
Food.Farmer.Earth newsletter: Distilled Spirits- Veteran bartender David Shenaut demonstrates how to make an Irish Coffee, and a drink he invented, the “Souracher”. We visit a micro-distiller to see what he makes, and why he enjoys making distilled spirits, and a look at the top-10 most viewed videos in 2012 for Cooking Up a Story and Food.Farmer.Earth videos.
What is the difference between a liqueur and a brandy? Or, a whiskey and a fruit brandy? We ask an expert.
“Yeast never sleeps,” said Sebastian Degens. Which is a good thing, since Degens and his wife, Erika, depend on it to ferment the fruit and grain mashes they distill at their Stone Barn Brandyworks in Portland, Oregon.
Coming next on Food.Farmer.Earth: Bartender David Shenaut of Raven and Rose Restaurant demonstrates how to make two of his favorite drinks— his version of Irish Coffee, and a drink he invented that he calls “Souracher”. Craft distiller Sebastian Degens talks about his work, and the products that he makes.