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Orujo is a liquor obtained from the distillation of the pomace of the grape. Various distilled beverages in a Spanish bar A distilled beverage, also called spirits or liquor, is a preparation for consumption containing ethyl alcohol purified by distillation from a fermented substance such as wine, malt, or grain. ... Pomace is a substance prepared by pressing or grinding various fruits, for example in the manufacture of olive oil (from olives), wine (from grapes), or cider (from apples). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


It is a very popular beverage in the northeast part of Spain, especially in Galicia, Castile-Leon, and Cantabria (principally in the valley of LiĆ©bana), where it has become an artisanal craft for some families. There is a prohibition of this time of production for the risks that it carries because, if one does not follow a very careful process, one can produce methanol, which is extremely dangerous to drink. There are two well-known places called Galicia: Galicia (Spain), an autonomous community in Spain. ... Capital Valladolid Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 1st  94,223 km²  18,6% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 6th  2,480,369  5. ... Capital Santander Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 15th  5 321 km²  1. ... Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol, is a chemical compound with chemical formula CH3OH. It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colourless, tasteless, flammable, poisonous liquid with a very faint odor. ...


Orujo, although with distinct names and characteristics, is also found in other countries, such as Italy (where it is produced as grappa), Portugal, and Greece. Grappa, also known as Grappa Wine, is an Italian grape-based spirit of between 40% and 50% alcohol by volume (80 to 100 proof). ...


The term "orujo" is also sometimes used as a synonym for the pomace of the grape (prior to distillation).

  • This article draws heavily on the corresponding article in the Spanish-language Wikipedia, which was accessed in the version of 15 January, 2006.

 
 

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