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Chacha

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Chacha (Georgian: ჭაჭა) is traditionally a clear fruit homebrew, which is sometimes called "vine vodka," "grape vodka," or "Georgian vodka." Chacha is made of grape pomace (grape residue left after making wine). It can also be produced from non-ripe or non-cultured grapes and, in some cases, figs, tangerines, oranges, or mulberries.

Left: Making Chacha.

Since Georgia is widely regarded as the birthplace of the cultivated grape more than 8,000 years ago, chacha is likely one of the oldest distilled products in the world.

The term "chacha" is used in Georgia to refer to any type of moonshine made of fruits, though it most commonly refers to grape distillate.

Many Georgians claim that Chacha has medicinal properties and is suggested as a remedy for a number of ailments including ear blockages and indigestion.

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