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 old are you, old man?
Age of brandy - almost the most important thing in the eyes of consumers. A well-known sexist joke says that a man should drink brandy older than the woman with…

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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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Armagnac Delors: overview, history, cooking technology, types

Delord – the most famous to date Armagnac House. The house Delor own workshop for the production of barrels for aging drink. They are made of velvety oak, which is also called “black”. Here they follow the rule, which was created by the founder of the house: Armagnac should ripen in a barrel, which saw the grapes ripen. So if you are lucky to see whole stacks of oak staves next to Delord vineyards, you should know that these are blanks from which barrels will be made later. Continue reading

10 most expensive cognacs in the history of the world

In this ranking, we collected the most expensive Cognacs of the World, which have ever been sold at the price set by the brandy manufacturer. The rating is presented from the cheapest to the most expensive brandy brands. Courvoisier L’Esprit Decanter ($ 4687) The oldest spirits of this venerable blend date back to the times of the French empire of Napoleon I. It is not surprising that the aroma of the drink contains exquisite floral notes combined with hints of dried apricots and cinnamon. Continue reading

Famous brands of brandy: a brief overview of more than 50 brands

It’s no secret that genuine cognac is produced only in the vicinity of the eponymous French city located in the province of Charente. Nowadays, about 250 different-sized companies are engaged in this business. However, the most famous are the so-called Four Great Cognac Houses: Martell (appeared in 1715), Rémy Martin (known since 1724), Hennessy (existing since 1765) and Courvoisier (founded at the beginning of the XIX century). Continue reading

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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…

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Cognac Distillation
Many centuries ago, a man discovered such a stupefying, strong and at the same time so mild alcoholic beverage, like the famous cognac. Ninety people out of a hundred must…

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New trends
As already mentioned, brandy has a reputation for being aristocratic and serious. On the one hand, it attracts a solvent audience, but on the other hand, it creates an unattractive…

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As with what they drink brandy - the rule of "three K" and "Nikolashka"
A reasonable question, isn't it? What are you drinking brandy with? Probably, in a popular way, with lemon? And maybe with Coke, is it really fashionable - to mix brandy…

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