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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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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 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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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 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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Cognac Distillation
Many centuries ago, a man discovered such a stupefying, strong and at the same time so mild alcoholic beverage, like the famous cognac. Ninety people out of a hundred must…

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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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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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