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Metaxa Seven Star in its characteristic "amphora" bottle
Metaxa Seven Star in its characteristic "amphora" bottle
Metaxa bottle in its box

Metaxa (Greek Μεταξά) is a Greek distilled spirit invented by Spyros Metaxas in 1888. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 485 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 485 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 312 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (870 × 1671 pixel, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Algont 12:59, 6 September 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 312 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (870 × 1671 pixel, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Algont 12:59, 6 September 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... Various distilled beverages in a Spanish bar A distilled beverage is a liquid preparation meant for consumption containing ethyl alcohol (ethanol) purified by distillation from a fermented substance such as fruit, vegetables, or grain. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Metaxa is a blend of brandy and wine. It is made from sun-dried Sabbatiano, Soultanina and Black Corinthian grape varieties. It is then blended with an aged Muscat wine from Samos and Lemnos. The distillates are aged in hand-made French Limousin oak casks for a minimum period of three years before being flavoured with a secret herbal mixture, that includes rose leaves, and distilled water. This mixture is allowed to "marry" for at least six months, then chilled at -6°C for 48 hours, filtered, before being bottled. A bottle of calvados Pays DAuge Brandy (short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn—burnt wine[1]) is a general term for distilled wine, usually 40–60% ethyl alcohol by volume. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... It has been suggested that Veraison be merged into this article or section. ... The muscat family of grapes of the species Vitis vinifera are widely grown for wine, raisins and table grapes. ... Samos (Greek Σάμος) is a Greek island in the Eastern Aegean Sea, located between the island of Chios to the North and the archipelagic complex of the Dodecanese islands to the South and in particular the island of Patmos and off the coast of Turkey, on what was formely known as... Lemnos (mod. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... A barrel is a hollow cylindrical container, usually made of wood staves and bound with iron bands. ... Herbs: basil Herbs (IPA: hÉ™()b, or É™b; see pronunciation differences) are plants grown for any purpose other than food, wood or beauty. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ...


It was first sold in the United States in 1900 and is popular in many countries today. Metaxa is generally available in three versions: Three Star (at least three years old), Five Star Classic (at least five years old), and Seven Star (at least seven years old). A much rarer version is the Private Reserve (at least twenty years old). In Greece there is also a 12 star and a 16 star Version available. Additional varieties and collectors items, such as the Grand Olympian Reserve Celebration Edition, are available only in some regions. It can be served neat, on the rocks, or mixed (usually with sours). Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Stars are also used to classify senior military ranks. ... On the rocks is a term used in bartending, simply meaning with ice. For example, a scotch on the rocks is a scotch whisky poured over ice cubes. ...


Metaxa was one of the main sponsors of the 1982 World Cup in Spain, with its distinctive brown and yellow logo displayed on the pitch-side advertising hoardings at every game of the tournament. Qualifying countries The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ...


In the 1980s the company was bought by the British drinks group Grand Metropolitan (now re branded as Diageo) but it was later sold to the Remy Cointreau group [1]. Diageo plc (LSE: DGE, NYSE: DEO) is the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits company in the world. ... Rémy Cointreau is a French alcohol manufacturer that produces cognac, liqueurs, spirits and champagne. ...


See also

Greek cuisine is the cuisine of Greece and of the Greeks. ...

External links

  • The official homepage

References

  1. ^ http://www.remy-cointreau.com/index.php?id=95

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According to their website Metaxa is double distilled from wine made from the grapes soultanina, fl corinthian and sabbatiano.
Metaxa - Food & Drink - Recipes24 Net - recipes, cooking, cookbooks and more (124 words)
Metaxa is a Greek liqueur invented by Spyros Metaxa in 1888.
Metaxa is a blend of brandy and wine, additionally flavoured with a secret herbal mixture that includes rose leaves, and aged in oak casks.
Metaxa is generally available in three versions: Three Star (at least three years old), Five Star (at least five years old), and Seven Star (at least seven years old).
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