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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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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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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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

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…

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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…

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How to choose brandy
Cognac is a noble drink. It is bought to enjoy the aroma and taste, but not just to drink. Cognac bring as a gift. Therefore, I would like to tell…

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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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