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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Cognac extract
Any person, at least a little familiar with cognacs, knows that one of the indicators of the quality of cognac is its endurance. The more exposure, the more expensive and…

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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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Cognac: everything you need to know about the noble drink

His reputation has historically been so high that in many countries, any and aged in oak barrels, became known as brandy. In an effort to protect and support their producers, the French government issued a decree as far back as 1909, which unequivocally indicated that the name “Cognac” had the right only to growers of grapes within strictly defined limits, producing the drink according to traditional technology and maintaining it years in oak barrels. Continue reading

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 world. Due to the more democratic cost, consumers prefer alcohol produced in Ukraine.

Given the demand, Ukrainian alcohol producers successfully enter the market with domestic counterparts of almost all types of elite, “foreign” alcohol. For example – brandy or French “cognac” as a subspecies of brandy. Continue reading

A small reminder

Hennessy Brandy and Brandy Classification:

A.C .: at least 2 years of exposure
V.S. (Very Special): at least 3 years old
V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale): at least 4 years old
V.V.S.O.P. Grande Reserve: at least 5 years of exposure
X.O. (Extra Old) Hors d’age Napoleon Extra Tres Vieux Vieille Reserve: at least 6 years old
Also, “gourmets” distinguish three “waves” of smell. Continue reading

A small reminder
Hennessy Brandy and Brandy Classification: A.C .: at least 2 years of exposure V.S. (Very Special): at least 3 years old V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale): at least 4 years…

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What happened before - brandy or armagnac?
The very first and, perhaps, the most obvious difference between Armanka and brandy lies in historical factors, that is, in the origin of these two drinks. Today it is for…

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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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Wine of Chablis: history, taste overview, types
Chablis is a region of northern Burgundy, rich in vineyards and poor in the warm French sun. In such a cool climate Chardonnay grows well, which is used in the…

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