It’s Time for a Different Wine

eau–de–vie: a clear brandy distilled from the fermented juice of fruit. French, literally, water of life, translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae First Known Use: 1683 ( Bordeaux. Whether or not you are a wine drinker, the name Bordeaux is familiar and connotes a prestigious sort of French wine. Just north of Bordeaux, in Poitou-Charentes, […]