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Poli Grappa

By TrevBatWCC    
Shortly after leaving the Music Museum shown on my previous upload, passed by this shop 'Poli Grappa', the bottles with their old style stoppers & metal clasps catching my eye. I'd never heard of Grappa before, and on looking it up, it's an alcoholic beverage - a fragrant, grape-based pomace brandy of Italian origin that contains 35 to 60 per cent alcohol by volume.
The flavour of Grappa, like that of wine, depends on the type and quality of the grapes used, as well as the specifics of the distillation process. It's made by distilling the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems (i.e., the pomace) left over from winemaking after pressing the grapes.
This impressive window display begged to be photographed, even if I didn't go in and buy a bottle! 😀
(images taken 26/12/2019)

Many thanks to Peter (Mollycat), Phil (PhilT2), Bill (BillRookery), Dave (HobbitDave) and Ian (dales) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Il Museo della Musica , and also to Arne (Saastad) for his User Award on my earlier upload From Ponte dell' Accademia: a closer view , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Street Reflections Venice Bottles Italy Shop window Boxing day Poli Grappa

Voters: Ericsamson, woolybill1, RysiekJan and 48 more

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26 Feb 2020 11:22AM
Hic! Thud! Blush Wink Smile

Cracking mage Trevor and beautifully sharp! SmileSmileSmile

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26 Feb 2020 11:35AM
Girls who drink whiskey have good stories but girls who drink grappa have better ones...
p.s.a high-quality shot, to be sure..
26 Feb 2020 11:37AM
There are also many versions of home made Grappa around that many immigrants from Europe make here in their backyard sheds , many would curl your hair or remove it !! Excellent shot Trev
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2020 11:51AM
Not my favourite tipple, but a great looking display Trev.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2020 11:56AM
A very appealing composition... Making me thirsty Trev...
Isabel GrinGrin
Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
26 Feb 2020 12:12PM
They really make a good photo!
I have heard about it but never taste it Smile

Minty805 Plus
3 33 6 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2020 12:17PM
Another cracker in what has been a wonderful series, Trev. Must agree with Eric, not so much about the hic, thud, but about the sharpness. Technical excellence is a trademark of yours, and carried through on the images on your website, I've just been enjoying.
chase Plus
14 1.6k 382 England
26 Feb 2020 12:17PM
For once i really like the highlights here, they do give shape and form to the lovely bottles.
Beautifully detailed, love the vibrant colours.
26 Feb 2020 12:53PM
Beautifully taken Trev, great warm tones and excellent sharpness, the introduction is also very informative, cheers🍷 👍

Lory Smile
26 Feb 2020 1:36PM
Great image
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2020 1:50PM
Elegantly packaged rocket fuel!
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
26 Feb 2020 2:01PM
I love Grappa....very well captured ...
saltireblue Plus
10 10.7k 62 Norway
26 Feb 2020 2:57PM
Last time I imbibed alcohol from a bottle with that type of stopper was Grolsch beer some years back. I had a customer when I was a sales rep. who gave me a very good 'mates rates' fon a crate at a time.Wink

Very amiss of you not to test the quality!Wink
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
26 Feb 2020 3:33PM
Looks good, not sure I'm keen on the taste of rocket fuel though...
SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
26 Feb 2020 3:48PM
Absolutely disgusting stuff, but I love the bottles and colours. Smile
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Feb 2020 3:59PM
Not heard of Grappa? You must have led a quiet life😁😁😁

One of the first things we do on holiday is to sample the local ' fire water' (if it's clear, it's dangerous)..and a beer...

My favourite was a homemade Hungarian schnapps... enough to blow your socks off!!!!

Great picture 😁
26 Feb 2020 5:47PM
"Poli Grappa" - that's a new one for me, Trev!
A superb image with a very informative narrative.

JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2020 7:13PM
A terrfic shot of these lovely bottles
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
26 Feb 2020 7:55PM
High quality image Trev.
You really should have Trev sounds delicious.

Superb image

CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 10:08AM
You have captured the shine and highlights so well.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 10:52AM
Wow that would blow your socks off!
Perfectly captured Trev.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
28 Feb 2020 9:39AM
Enought to cheer any a bad day !! Excellent shot.

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