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…

Continue reading →

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…

Continue reading →

Liquor Fernet: what is it, history, what do + how to drink
Fernet (Fernet) is a bitter liqueur on herbs with a strength up to 45%. As a rule, it has Italian origin and belongs to the group - amaro. It is…

Continue reading →

the deadlines

How old are you, old man?

Age of brandy – almost the most important thing in the eyes of consumers. A well-known sexist joke says that a man should drink brandy older than the woman with whom he sleeps. For many wealthy, but not very knowledgeable people, brandy generally begins with CW and ends with it. However, speaking of age, it is necessary to separate the legislative part and marketing. The fact is that there are not so many formal widespread categories of cognac. Here are the most famous ones: Continue reading

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…

...

What makes brandy different from brandy
Such a question can often be found on the Internet. An exhaustive proof of this is a rather common statement saying that any brandy is brandy, but not any brandy…

...

Cognac
Cognac is a historical drink: it attracts and thickens information. Drink memory, if you will. He draws you into the story with a capital letter, but he himself, like a…

...

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…

...