Technology of cognac production: 5 steps to fine alcohol
The technology by which genuine cognac is produced is a rather complex, multi-step process, at times acquiring the features of true art. Over the five hundred year history of this…

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Useful properties and composition of brandy
Cognac in its composition is quite diverse. The main part of its components consists of alcohols, organic acids, ethyl esters. The drink has a positive effect on the body, biologically…

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New trends
As already mentioned, brandy has a reputation for being aristocratic and serious. On the one hand, it attracts a solvent audience, but on the other hand, it creates an unattractive…

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Millezimnye Cognacs

In connection with the rapid development of the cognac business, some large cognac houses try to diversify their already vast range. More and more exclusive brandies are being produced to satisfy the most sophisticated tastes of consumers. So, for example, brandies were produced, which are called the beautiful word “millezimnye”. What is it? Real gourmets can easily answer this question. And for the curious beginners try to explain. Continue reading

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 old
V.V.S.O.P. Grande Reserve: at least 5 years of exposure
X.O. (Extra Old) Hors d’age Napoleon Extra Tres Vieux Vieille Reserve: at least 6 years old
Also, “gourmets” distinguish three “waves” of smell. Continue reading

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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10 most expensive cognacs in the history of the world
In this ranking, we collected the most expensive Cognacs of the World, which have ever been sold at the price set by the brandy manufacturer. The rating is presented from…

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GUIDELINE SELECTION GUIDE: INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEOPHITES
What to look for when buying brandy and what expert advice should you stick to in order to enjoy the best brandy for less money? Mikhail Bednyakov, the chief editor…

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UKRAINIAN COGNAC - “LYKER OF GODS” OR POISON?
The market of alcoholic products in Ukraine offers the buyer a wide range of products - both domestic drinks and imported alcohol from even the most remote corners of the…

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