Pineau des Charentes
Pineau, or to be precise, Pineau des Charentes, is a fortified wine from Cognac, France. Less strong than Cognac and much sweeter, it is enjoyed as an aperitif. Pineau is a marriage between fresh grape juice and young eau-de-vie. The mixture is then aged in oak barrels for some months and takes on a wonderful round body. It can be enjoyed on ice, with a dash of Gin, or as a long drink with tonic. It's also amazing for cooking, or pour a bit of Pineau into a halved Charentais melon!
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