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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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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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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Liquor Fernet: what is it, history, what do + how to drink

Fernet (Fernet) is a bitter liqueur on herbs with a strength up to 45%. As a rule, it has Italian origin and belongs to the group – amaro. It is prepared according to a special recipe based on grape alcohol with the addition of caramel and various herbs. Today, a more accurate composition and proportions of the drink depend on the manufacturer. But in the classic version must be present: saffron, aloe, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, oregano and myrrh. Continue reading

How to make brandy?

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

Cognac - "health drink"
It has long been proven that cognac is not only a strong alcoholic drink, but also a therapeutic agent for many disorders and ailments. Being the most complicated mixture of…

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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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What makes brandy different from brandy
Such a question can often be found on the Internet. An exhaustive proof of this is a rather common statement saying that any brandy is brandy, but not any brandy…

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How to drink brandy?
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…

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