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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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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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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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

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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How to recognize a real cognac
Cognac is a noble drink that can not only delight the human senses with its unique color, taste and aroma, but with moderate consumption also benefits health. It can be…

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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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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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