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
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
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, 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
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