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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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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How to determine the age of brandy?
Hard standards, including the cognac age control system, are established by the National Interprofessional Cognac Bureau. Consumers can learn about the age (and quality) of cognac by the special designations…

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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

How to recognize a real cognac
Cognac is a noble drink that can not only delight the human senses with its unique color, taste and aroma, but with moderate consumption also benefits health. It can be…

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Bourbon Maker's Mark: a review of taste and brand
Maker’s Mark is a premium bourbon that has its own history and traditions. The company was established in 1840 in Kentucky and today is considered the oldest distillery in the…

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Technology of cognac production: 5 steps to fine alcohol
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…

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How not to buy counterfeit: Tips experts on the choice of alcohol
Non-profit organization Roskachestvo completed a study of 47 brandy brands that each of us can find on the shelves of Russian stores. The products under investigation are mainly Russian-made, but…

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