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 on the labels of bottles. All terms specified in the classification mean that each of the alcohols included in this cognac has an aging period of at least specified.
The term of exposure is considered to be from the morning of April 1, following the official termination of the distillation of wine of a given crop. Continue reading
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
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 have tried cognac at least once in their lives. But few people think about what this drink is, so to speak, “from the inside,” what “tricks” masters of cognac work in using to create the most perfect of all alcoholic beverages. Continue reading