Armagnac Delors: overview, history, cooking technology, types
Delord - the most famous to date Armagnac House. The house Delor own workshop for the production of barrels for aging drink. They are made of velvety oak, which is…

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What happened before - brandy or armagnac?
The very first and, perhaps, the most obvious difference between Armanka and brandy lies in historical factors, that is, in the origin of these two drinks. Today it is for…

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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…

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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 several centuries ago. The remaining amount is more traditional Folle Blanche and Colombard.

Grapes are made quite sour and weak wine, with a strength of 7.5-10 degrees, which is then twice distilled in special distillery cubes, called Charentais alambikami. Continue reading

What happened before – brandy or armagnac?

The very first and, perhaps, the most obvious difference between Armanka and brandy lies in historical factors, that is, in the origin of these two drinks. Today it is for certain that everyone’s favorite brandy, or rather, the first distillate, created in the region of Cognac and in its properties resembling a modern drink, was obtained in the XVI century. Since then, cognac and began its victorious procession in the countries of the whole “drinking” world. Continue reading

Similarities and differences of cognac and armagnac

The question of what ties are connected cognac and Armagnac, worries many connoisseurs of the alcohol industry. This question is in many ways similar to the problem of chicken and eggs, since so far, despite the fact that the history of the French alcohol industry has already been studied “far and wide”, there are “experts” who relate the relationship of cognac and Armagnac to a logical paradox. In general, on this topic you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes even funny information. Continue reading

Cognac classification by aging: western gradation
When buying brandy or even grape brandy made according to the cognac technology, one should have an idea about the classification of these drinks according to their aging time. As…

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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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How to make brandy?
Next - a few words about the production technology of brandy. October is coming. Going white grapes. This is usually a sort of “uni blanc” (in 90% of cases, it…

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ECONOMY For cognac answer
Dangerous cognac and champagne have disappeared in the stores, according to Rospotrebnadzor data obtained during an unscheduled inspection of the markets for these drinks. “Izvestia” got acquainted with them. Only…

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