Similarities and differences of cognac and armagnac
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How to determine the age of brandy?
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Table wine: what is it, useful, what are + how to choose
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How to choose a cognac: we select a drink for the event

Coming to the store for brandy, it is important to clearly define what purpose you are doing. This will help you choose the right drink. In this case, correctness does not mean the quality or authenticity of the product, but its conformity with the event you have planned.

For example, if you decide to organize a youth cocktail party, you will need brandy easier. In this case, ordinary grape brandy made using cognac technology in the countries of the former USSR will do. Agree that the mix of vintage or collectible drinks, not to mention French cognacs, with cola or orange juices smacks of vandalism. Cognac for a feast If you choose a drink for a feast (for hot meals or cold snacks), you can also stop at post-Soviet brandies with a aging time of up to 5 years or even buy authentic French brandy of the same age. At the same time, I would recommend tougher drinks. In the case of brandy, these are Armenian,

Georgian and Moldovan varieties, such as: “Ararat”, “Noah Araspel”, “Aragvi” or “Black Stork”. However, the Ukrainian “Borisfen”, “Desna” and “Tavria” will also be completely appropriate. As a dessert drink, you should give preference to softer ordinary variants. For example, in this situation, grape brandy varieties produced in Ukrainian Transcarpathia (three and five-star Tisa and four-star Zakarpatsky), as well as Odessa Shustov and Moldavian White Stork, showed themselves very well.

Cognac as a digestif And, finally, the culmination of the initiation of cognac – digestive. This is the unconditional scope of the French brandy from the Extra Old (X.O.) series, as well as vintage and collection varieties of post-Soviet grape brandy. At the same time, if you are going to supplement the afternoon relaxation in the company of a brandy glass with a good cigar, you should stop at the tougher brands of the drink.

For this purpose, Armenian or Georgian vintage and collection cognac counterparts, as well as authentic drinks from Hennessy (in particular, made from Hennesy “Davidoff”), Martell (for example, “Cohiba”) and Courvoisier, are ideally suited.

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