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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Cognac: everything you need to know about the noble drink
His reputation has historically been so high that in many countries, any and aged in oak barrels, became known as brandy. In an effort to protect and support their producers,…

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How to choose brandy
Cognac is a noble drink. It is bought to enjoy the aroma and taste, but not just to drink. Cognac bring as a gift. Therefore, I would like to tell…

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How to choose brandy

Cognac is a noble drink. It is bought to enjoy the aroma and taste, but not just to drink. Cognac bring as a gift. Therefore, I would like to tell you how to choose this drink correctly.
How to choose brandy
So, choose a good, most importantly a real cognac is quite simple. First of all, cognac is recommended to buy exclusively in specialized stores, or in supermarkets. In these stores, the probability of acquiring a fake is almost exactly zero, although it is still possible. How can you not buy fake brandy?

You must choose a brand that you already know, or at least popular brands. Choose also brandy in a bottle that has a complex shape, the likelihood that this particular fake is much less than a bottle with a straightforward shape. You could even say that the more complex the shape, the better.

On quality cognac labeling and label glued evenly, without voids and bends, as well as without rough edges. If the label is poorly glued, or it comes off almost without any effort, put the bottle back in place, since you most likely took a fake.

The cap on a quality drink is always plugged with a gun, so this cap never scrolls. Therefore, carefully study the cap of brandy that you want to take.

If the composition of brandy contains alcohol of the extra class or ethyl grain alcohol, then this means that you have chosen a bottle of low-quality brandy.
As part of the quality, this brandy must be only brandy alcohol or blend of brandy spirits. In addition, the composition of this brandy should not contain any flavors. As in good quality cognac has the aroma solely from the extract and the barrel in which the drink was aged. Good cognac is very easy to distinguish by smell. Quality drink does not smell either kerosene or solvent.
What can brandy taste like? The taste of cognac depends directly on the barrel, where it was stored. Consequently, the drink can have a variety of flavors – sharp and soft, hot and fruity, woody and plum, with a taste of cigars, cocoa, mushrooms.

Also in the composition should be indicated the manufacturer, the extract of brandy, the capacity of the bottle, the proportion of alcohol, the name of the standard, as well as the date of the spill.

When did Cognac appear?
What grades, what technology does Cognac make? How many years stand? What can you learn from the label of the finished drink? You will find answers to all these questions on the Cognac website – http://cognac.ru.com, which contains general information about the region, as well as information that will be useful to you if you plan to visit this region.

Among Cognac companies, “private producers” are considered to be about 17,300 people, which is half of the population of France, which is employed in agriculture. And if you take into account the relatives, as well as the dependents who are in support of them, it turns out that about 52,000 inhabitants live thanks to the production of this product.

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