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
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
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