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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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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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…

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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

Useful properties and composition of brandy

Cognac in its composition is quite diverse. The main part of its components consists of alcohols, organic acids, ethyl esters.

The drink has a positive effect on the body, biologically active substances of brandy have antioxidant properties.

The content in the composition of brandy tannins and tannin improves the body’s perception of vitamin C, has anti-inflammatory effect. 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

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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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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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…

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Armagnac Delors: overview, history, cooking technology, types
Delord - the most famous to date Armagnac House. The house Delor own workshop for the production of barrels for aging drink. They are made of velvety oak, which is…

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