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Metaxa

Pronunciation: [muh-TAHK-suh]

An amber-colored, sweetened Greek brandy based on red grapes and flavored with herbs and spices. Metaxas have a winelike flavor reminiscent of muscat grapes. The Seven-Star Amphora Metaxa has a caramelized, nutty flavor, and the finest rendition—Metaxa Grande Fine—is full and rich and resembles sherry.