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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How to choose the right brandy
Few people know, but brandy is a type of brandy with a strength of 40% and higher. It should be made from Vitis vinifera grapes and kept in contact with…

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Cognac - "health drink"
It has long been proven that cognac is not only a strong alcoholic drink, but also a therapeutic agent for many disorders and ailments. Being the most complicated mixture of…

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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

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 like that,” the diplomat said. – Take a look, please. You take a glass, warm in the palm of your hand, rotate slightly, so that the moisture exudes aroma. Then bring it to your lips, inhale … ”Fouche raises her eyebrows:“ And then? ”Talleyrand wonders:“ Next? Put it on the table. And this is not a joke, but rather a manual for beginners. Continue reading

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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How not to blush in front of a Frenchman: Five myths about brandy
ROSkachestvo promised to check all the cognacs on the Russian market: from foreign premium brands to the cheapest varieties that are bottled in “chekushki” and “scale”. Erin Tuzmukhamedov, one of…

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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…

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How old are you, old man?
Age of brandy - almost the most important thing in the eyes of consumers. A well-known sexist joke says that a man should drink brandy older than the woman with…

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