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…

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How to make brandy
It all starts in the vineyard. Many varieties are allowed to make cognac, but currently 90% of the area is occupied by Ugni Blanc grapes, which came here from Italy…

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Armagnac Baron Legrand: history, overview of species and tastes
The province of Gascony in France, which is also called the “Armagnac valley” has three subregions: Bas-Armagnac, Haut-Armagnac, Tenareze. Each of them is famous for its land and vineyards. But…

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Armagnac is considered

Table wine: what is it, useful, what are + how to choose

On sale you can find various types of drinks from grapes: dry and sweet, sparkling and quiet, seasoned and young. In some instances, the year and region of manufacture are indicated; in others, these data are not available. One of the many categories, which is presented in any outlet, are table wines. The group includes completely different drinks, combined with certain characteristics. What wines belong to the table category includes natural drinks from grapes with a low concentration of sugar and alcohol. Continue reading

White dry wine: what to do, how to choose and drink

Dry white wine is a drink containing not more than 0.3% sugar, as a result of which it has a pleasant sourness, which can differ in its intensity depending on the grape variety. It is noteworthy that this sort of wine can be made from various types of grapes, even black berries can be used.

What make white dry wine When producing any wine, the first thing to do is take care of the quality of the raw materials from which this drink is made. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling are considered the most popular grapes for white dry. Continue reading

Bourbon: review 8 brands + sub-brands

Bourbon is a real American alcoholic drink, which is produced mainly from corn. Interestingly, the only state in America where the production of this drink is allowed at the legislative level is Kentucky. Most lovers of amber spirits often confuse whiskey with bourbon, but in order to find out once and for all which brands belong to bourbon, we will conduct a brief overview of the brightest and most interesting representatives of this category Continue reading

Cognac classification by aging: western gradation
When buying brandy or even grape brandy made according to the cognac technology, one should have an idea about the classification of these drinks according to their aging time. As…

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Hennessy Richard - King of Hennessy House Cognacs
Richard was created in 1996 in honor of the founder of the company of the most noble and ancient spirits of the wine cellar, founded by Richard Hennessy himself on…

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Millezimnye Cognacs
In connection with the rapid development of the cognac business, some large cognac houses try to diversify their already vast range. More and more exclusive brandies are being produced to…

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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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