How not to buy counterfeit: Tips experts on the choice of alcohol
Non-profit organization Roskachestvo completed a study of 47 brandy brands that each of us can find on the shelves of Russian stores. The products under investigation are mainly Russian-made, but…

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How to recognize a real cognac
Cognac is a noble drink that can not only delight the human senses with its unique color, taste and aroma, but with moderate consumption also benefits health. It can be…

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How to determine the age of brandy?
Hard standards, including the cognac age control system, are established by the National Interprofessional Cognac Bureau. Consumers can learn about the age (and quality) of cognac by the special designations…

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Bourbon Maker’s Mark: a review of taste and brand

Maker’s Mark is a premium bourbon that has its own history and traditions. The company was established in 1840 in Kentucky and today is considered the oldest distillery in the city. The history of bourbon Maker’s Mark Before the world learned about the new variety of bourbon more than 100 years passed. In 1943, Bill Samuel bought a distillery. He worked on creating the original bourbon eight long years. 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

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 drink, a series of rules and canons has been formed, strictly followed by the modern descendants of many generations of old masters. Some of these rules are even reflected in today’s French legislation. Spin, fermentation and distillation Cognac production technology, as a rule, involves the use of a special white grape variety “Uni Blanc”. Continue reading

How to drink brandy?
French playwright Jean-Claude Briswil wrote the play "Dinner", where Talleyrand teaches Minister Fouche to drink cognac. There is a very curious scene: “With your permission, they do not drink cognac…

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Cognac Ararat: history, review of taste and types
For 130 years, the Ararat brand has embodied the traditions and impeccable quality of Armenian brandy. The product range of the plant is extremely diverse. Currently, products are exported to…

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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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The birthplace of brandy
Everyone knows that France is the birthplace of brandy, the country, the embodiment of love, beauty, harmony, the country of fine taste. Speaking of brandy, as a drink, you can…

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