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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 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 to make brandy?
Next - a few words about the production technology of brandy. October is coming. Going white grapes. This is usually a sort of “uni blanc” (in 90% of cases, it…

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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 the cheapest to the most expensive brandy brands. Courvoisier L’Esprit Decanter ($ 4687) The oldest spirits of this venerable blend date back to the times of the French empire of Napoleon I. It is not surprising that the aroma of the drink contains exquisite floral notes combined with hints of dried apricots and cinnamon. 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 in this business. However, the most famous are the so-called Four Great Cognac Houses: Martell (appeared in 1715), Rémy Martin (known since 1724), Hennessy (existing since 1765) and Courvoisier (founded at the beginning of the XIX century). Continue reading

Cognac Ararat: history, review of taste and types

For 130 years, the Ararat brand has embodied the traditions and impeccable quality of Armenian brandy. The product range of the plant is extremely diverse. Currently, products are exported to 40 countries of the world, and the annual turnover is up to 8,000,000 bottles! Cognac history of the brand Ararat It all began in 1887, when the merchant of the first guild Nerses Tairian wanted his area of ​​influence to be somewhat wider. In this regard, they were bought vineyards in the area of ​​the village of Erivan Fortress. The first cognac, which was produced at the new plant, received the French name “Fin-Champagne”. Continue reading

Health Benefits of Cognac

According to many doctors, the use of brandy, of course, in reasonable doses, can bring very tangible benefits to our health. At the same time, in some cases, cognac is proposed to be “taken” in its pure form, and in others – as part of specially prepared drinks.

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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 drink, a series of rules and canons has been formed, strictly followed by the modern descendants of many generations of old masters. Some of these rules are even reflected in today’s French legislation. Spin, fermentation and distillation Cognac production technology, as a rule, involves the use of a special white grape variety “Uni Blanc”. Continue reading

Where do cognac?
It is unlikely for someone to be a big surprise to hear that brandy is from France. You are undoubtedly aware of this. As well as that the name of…

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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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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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White dry wine: what to do, how to choose and drink
Dry white wine is a drink containing not more than 0.3% sugar, as a result of which it has a pleasant sourness, which can differ in its intensity depending on…

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