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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ECONOMY For cognac answer
Dangerous cognac and champagne have disappeared in the stores, according to Rospotrebnadzor data obtained during an unscheduled inspection of the markets for these drinks. “Izvestia” got acquainted with them. Only…

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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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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

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 the most prestigious area for doing business is considered the Lower Armagnac (Bas-Armagnac). It is here that the famous Armagnac Baron G. Legrand (Baron Legrand) is produced. A brief history of the brand and the House of Lero History briefly Mark Armagnac Baron Legrand belongs to the Brandy House Lheraud (Lero). For the first time about this estate started talking in 1680, then the company was run by a certain Alexander Lero. 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

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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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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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…

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UKRAINIAN COGNAC - “LYKER OF GODS” OR POISON?
The market of alcoholic products in Ukraine offers the buyer a wide range of products - both domestic drinks and imported alcohol from even the most remote corners of the…

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