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10 most expensive cognacs in the history of the world
In this ranking, we collected the most expensive Cognacs of the World, which have ever been sold at the price set by the brandy manufacturer. The rating is presented from…

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A small reminder
Hennessy Brandy and Brandy Classification: A.C .: at least 2 years of exposure V.S. (Very Special): at least 3 years old V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale): at least 4 years…

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New trends
As already mentioned, brandy has a reputation for being aristocratic and serious. On the one hand, it attracts a solvent audience, but on the other hand, it creates an unattractive…

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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 the most prestigious area for doing business is considered the Lower Armagnac (Bas-Armagnac). It is here that the famous Armagnac Baron G. Legrand (Baron Legrand) is produced. A brief history of the brand and the House of Lero History briefly Mark Armagnac Baron Legrand belongs to the Brandy House Lheraud (Lero). For the first time about this estate started talking in 1680, then the company was run by a certain Alexander Lero. Continue reading

Bourbon Maker’s Mark: a review of taste and brand

Maker’s Mark is a premium bourbon that has its own history and traditions. The company was established in 1840 in Kentucky and today is considered the oldest distillery in the city. The history of bourbon Maker’s Mark Before the world learned about the new variety of bourbon more than 100 years passed. In 1943, Bill Samuel bought a distillery. He worked on creating the original bourbon eight long years. Continue reading

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

Soave wine: history, review and classification of drinks

The drink with an unusual melodic name is of Italian origin. White wine from the Garganega variety first appeared in the northeastern part of the country, in the eponymous province of Soave, located in the Veneto region. Among Russian consumers, the drink is little known, although it has been produced by Italian winemakers for more than fifty years. Modern Soave is a worthy wine, which is considered the budget equivalent of the popular Chardonnay and exquisite Chablis. 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

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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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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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 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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