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Armagnac Jeannot: history, overview of species and tastes
Armagnac is one of three varieties of authentic French brandy. The other two include Calvados and Cognac. Armagnac is the oldest and oldest brandy in France and, possibly, all over…

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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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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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As with what they drink brandy – the rule of “three K” and “Nikolashka”

A reasonable question, isn’t it? What are you drinking brandy with? Probably, in a popular way, with lemon? And maybe with Coke, is it really fashionable – to mix brandy with Coca? The main thing here is not to overdo it and not to pour some collection specimen of 40-year-old exposure to meat-eroding liquid, otherwise it will be called an idiot. I admit, he himself happened to “wave” Koktebel C grade (let him rest in peace) inside, like an ordinary vodka. 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 several foreign products are also presented: from France, Armenia, Moldova and Georgia. Continue reading

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 oak wood for at least three years. At the same time, cognac with an exposure time of up to 5 years can be maintained both in oak barrels (or bottles) and in tanks (enameled or made of stainless steel) with oak riveting, more seasoned cognacs – only in oak. Continue reading

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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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Cognac
Cognac, unlike the other three C, does not contain alkaloids. But ethyl alcohol, constituting at least 40 volume fractions of your glass, is the same causative agent of the central…

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GUIDELINE SELECTION GUIDE: INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEOPHITES
What to look for when buying brandy and what expert advice should you stick to in order to enjoy the best brandy for less money? Mikhail Bednyakov, the chief editor…

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GUIDELINE SELECTION GUIDE: INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEOPHITES
What to look for when buying brandy and what expert advice should you stick to in order to enjoy the best brandy for less money? Mikhail Bednyakov, the chief editor…

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