How to choose a cognac: we select a drink for the event
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How to make brandy
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Health Benefits of Cognac
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Alcohol for $ 2 million: 20 interesting facts about brandy

Not all that you call brandy is really it. And in vain you think that the longer it is necessary to insist in the oak barrels in alcohol, the better for him. Read all the details below.

1. Cognac is a product of double distillation of white grape wine, followed by aging in oak barrels.

2. In the manufacture of brandy mainly use the Uni Blanc grape variety. In rare cases, foil blanche, colombar and montil.

3. Drinks produced outside the Charente region in France in the international market are not entitled to be called brandy. This is just a brandy.

4. In the process of making brandy, only horizontal pneumatic presses are used that do not crush the seeds of the grapes.

5. When producing cognac, it is prohibited to use presses with Archimedes screw at the legislative level.

6. Spinning and fermentation play a decisive role as brandy spirits. Fermentation is prohibited from adding sugar.

7. In order to be called brandy, the alcohol after distillation must be aged in oak barrels for at least two years.

8. The maximum permitted fortress obtained by distillation is 72% at 15 C.

9. The strength of brandy when sold in France and abroad shall not exceed 40%.

10. The maximum age of aging brandy is not limited by law. But cognac aging in a barrel for over 70 years does not affect its character.

11. Oaks for barrels of 270 and 450 liters should grow exclusively in the forests of Tronse and Limousin. Their age must be at least 80 years old.

12. Cognac is produced by mixing brandy spirits of different years of aging. The endurance of the final product is equal to the minimum exposure of the components.

13. Cognac is never cooled or heated; the optimum temperature for serving brandy is room temperature.

14. In French cognac (cognac) is combined with three “C“ – chocolat / chocolate, café / coffee and cigare / cigar.

15. Cognac is eaten with lemon only in the CIS countries. This tradition in the West is called “a la Nicolas” in honor of Nicholas II.

16. Winston Churchill daily drank a bottle of 50-degree Armenian brandy “Dvin“.

17. Traditional glasses for brandy are “snifter” (a spherical glass, narrowed upwards, with a large bowl and a short leg) and “tulip” (a bowl in the form of a closed or open bud of a tulip with a high stem).

18. If you mix two cognacs “Napoleon” and “Kutuzov”, then the next morning you will feel the brunt of the war of 1812.

19. Cognac expands not only vessels, but also connections.

20. The most expensive cognac in the world is named after the French king Henry IV. The cost of one bottle of Henri IV, made of gold and platinum – $ 2 million.

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