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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Health Benefits of Cognac
According to many doctors, the use of brandy, of course, in reasonable doses, can bring very tangible benefits to our health. At the same time, in some cases, cognac is…

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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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Wine of Chablis: history, taste overview, types

Chablis is a region of northern Burgundy, rich in vineyards and poor in the warm French sun. In such a cool climate Chardonnay grows well, which is used in the production of the same name wine. Because of the harsh climate, the wine is poor in fruit and berry flavors and aromas, but this makes it special: sommeliers appreciate this white French wine for its gentle freshness and lightness. Continue reading

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 also called “black”. Here they follow the rule, which was created by the founder of the house: Armagnac should ripen in a barrel, which saw the grapes ripen. So if you are lucky to see whole stacks of oak staves next to Delord vineyards, you should know that these are blanks from which barrels will be made later. Continue reading

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 not ignore the city of Cognac. It is a simple city with its houses, buildings, people, economy. It is located in the French department of Charente, most of the city is located on the left bank of the river of the same name. Continue reading

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 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 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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Armagnac Baron Legrand: history, overview of species and tastes
The province of Gascony in France, which is also called the “Armagnac valley” has three subregions: Bas-Armagnac, Haut-Armagnac, Tenareze. Each of them is famous for its land and vineyards. But…

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