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The technology by which genuine cognac is produced is a rather complex, multi-step process, at times acquiring the features of true art. Over the five hundred year history of this drink, a series of rules and canons has been formed, strictly followed by the modern descendants of many generations of old masters. Some of these rules are even reflected in today’s French legislation. Spin, fermentation and distillation Cognac production technology, as a rule, involves the use of a special white grape variety “Uni Blanc”. Continue reading
French playwright Jean-Claude Briswil wrote the play “Dinner”, where Talleyrand teaches Minister Fouche to drink cognac. There is a very curious scene: “With your permission, they do not drink cognac like that,” the diplomat said. – Take a look, please. You take a glass, warm in the palm of your hand, rotate slightly, so that the moisture exudes aroma. Then bring it to your lips, inhale … ”Fouche raises her eyebrows:“ And then? ”Talleyrand wonders:“ Next? Put it on the table. And this is not a joke, but rather a manual for beginners. Continue reading
Next – a few words about the production technology of brandy. October is coming. Going white grapes. This is usually a sort of “uni blanc” (in 90% of cases, it is he).
Cognac: history, age determination, drinking culture, tips
In addition, for the production of cognac are also used, but to a much lesser extent, varieties “Kolombar” (solombard), “foil blanche” (folle blanche) and “montil” (monthil) – they are less resistant to diseases, more difficult to grow, although alcohols from these varieties are more aromatic and have a richer flavoring palette. Continue reading