COGNAC

The most expensive brandy in the world
French cognac is today considered the best. It is called the divine Hennessy Cognac Ellipse Beverage. Wealthy gourmets sometimes acquire a peculiar hobby - they collect rare kinds of cognac.…

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The birthplace of brandy
Everyone knows that France is the birthplace of brandy, the country, the embodiment of love, beauty, harmony, the country of fine taste. Speaking of brandy, as a drink, you can…

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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…

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ECONOMY For cognac answer

Dangerous cognac and champagne have disappeared in the stores, according to Rospotrebnadzor data obtained during an unscheduled inspection of the markets for these drinks. “Izvestia” got acquainted with them. Only 0.86% of the investigated alcohol samples did not meet the mandatory requirements, and only 1.4% of alcohol was sold in retail with impaired. Continue reading

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 of the magazine “Alcoholic beverages”, prepared for readers of the portal “Roskachestvo” a memo on the choice and rules for the use of brandy. Continue reading

UKRAINIAN COGNAC – “LYKER OF GODS” OR POISON?

The market of alcoholic products in Ukraine offers the buyer a wide range of products – both domestic drinks and imported alcohol from even the most remote corners of the world. Due to the more democratic cost, consumers prefer alcohol produced in Ukraine.

Given the demand, Ukrainian alcohol producers successfully enter the market with domestic counterparts of almost all types of elite, “foreign” alcohol. For example – brandy or French “cognac” as a subspecies of brandy. Continue reading

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 nervous system as all the above-listed delicacies. Ethanol acts as a vasodilator, and thus, in particular, promotes the flow of blood to the stomach, helping it to digest our meal. Not for nothing in all countries of the world it is customary to drink a glass of a noble strong drink, as a digestif, which helps digestion. Continue reading

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 old
V.V.S.O.P. Grande Reserve: at least 5 years of exposure
X.O. (Extra Old) Hors d’age Napoleon Extra Tres Vieux Vieille Reserve: at least 6 years old
Also, “gourmets” distinguish three “waves” of smell. Continue reading

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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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…

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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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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…

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