Cognac
Cognac, unlike the other three C, does not contain alkaloids. But ethyl alcohol, constituting at least 40 volume fractions of your glass, is the same causative agent of the central…

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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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Soave wine: history, review and classification of drinks
The drink with an unusual melodic name is of Italian origin. White wine from the Garganega variety first appeared in the northeastern part of the country, in the eponymous province…

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Bourbon: review 8 brands + sub-brands

Bourbon is a real American alcoholic drink, which is produced mainly from corn. Interestingly, the only state in America where the production of this drink is allowed at the legislative level is Kentucky. Most lovers of amber spirits often confuse whiskey with bourbon, but in order to find out once and for all which brands belong to bourbon, we will conduct a brief overview of the brightest and most interesting representatives of this category Continue reading

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

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 certain that everyone’s favorite brandy, or rather, the first distillate, created in the region of Cognac and in its properties resembling a modern drink, was obtained in the XVI century. Since then, cognac and began its victorious procession in the countries of the whole “drinking” world. 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…

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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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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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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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