Cognac extract
Any person, at least a little familiar with cognacs, knows that one of the indicators of the quality of cognac is its endurance. The more exposure, the more expensive and…

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A small reminder
Hennessy Brandy and Brandy Classification: A.C .: at least 2 years of exposure V.S. (Very Special): at least 3 years old V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale): at least 4 years…

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Cognac Distillation
Many centuries ago, a man discovered such a stupefying, strong and at the same time so mild alcoholic beverage, like the famous cognac. Ninety people out of a hundred must…

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Armagnac Jeannot: history, overview of species and tastes

Armagnac is one of three varieties of authentic French brandy. The other two include Calvados and Cognac. Armagnac is the oldest and oldest brandy in France and, possibly, all over the world. In the historical chronicles there are records in which it is said that the remains of distilleries dating back to the 14th century were found in this region. In 2010, Armagnac officially celebrated its 700th anniversary, celebrations were held around the world. Continue reading

Soave wine: history, review and classification of drinks

The drink with an unusual melodic name is of Italian origin. White wine from the Garganega variety first appeared in the northeastern part of the country, in the eponymous province of Soave, located in the Veneto region. Among Russian consumers, the drink is little known, although it has been produced by Italian winemakers for more than fifty years. Modern Soave is a worthy wine, which is considered the budget equivalent of the popular Chardonnay and exquisite Chablis. Continue reading

Famous brands of brandy: a brief overview of more than 50 brands

It’s no secret that genuine cognac is produced only in the vicinity of the eponymous French city located in the province of Charente. Nowadays, about 250 different-sized companies are engaged in this business. However, the most famous are the so-called Four Great Cognac Houses: Martell (appeared in 1715), Rémy Martin (known since 1724), Hennessy (existing since 1765) and Courvoisier (founded at the beginning of the XIX century). Continue reading

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Bourbon: review 8 brands + sub-brands
Bourbon is a real American alcoholic drink, which is produced mainly from corn. Interestingly, the only state in America where the production of this drink is allowed at the legislative…

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Alcohol for $ 2 million: 20 interesting facts about brandy
Not all that you call brandy is really it. And in vain you think that the longer it is necessary to insist in the oak barrels in alcohol, the better…

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Cognac
Cognac, unlike the other three C, does not contain alkaloids. But ethyl alcohol, constituting at least 40 volume fractions of your glass, is the same causative agent of the central…

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How to make brandy
It all starts in the vineyard. Many varieties are allowed to make cognac, but currently 90% of the area is occupied by Ugni Blanc grapes, which came here from Italy…

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