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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Cognac Ararat: history, review of taste and types
For 130 years, the Ararat brand has embodied the traditions and impeccable quality of Armenian brandy. The product range of the plant is extremely diverse. Currently, products are exported to…

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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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millezimny armagnac

How to make brandy

It all starts in the vineyard. Many varieties are allowed to make cognac, but currently 90% of the area is occupied by Ugni Blanc grapes, which came here from Italy several centuries ago. The remaining amount is more traditional Folle Blanche and Colombard.

Grapes are made quite sour and weak wine, with a strength of 7.5-10 degrees, which is then twice distilled in special distillery cubes, called Charentais alambikami. Continue reading

The most expensive brandy in the world

French cognac is today considered the best. It is called the divine Hennessy Cognac Ellipse Beverage. Wealthy gourmets sometimes acquire a peculiar hobby – they collect rare kinds of cognac. Beverage manufacturers periodically delight connoisseurs in limited editions. Famous French cognac houses often produce product lines under their own brand, just one bottle of which can be equal in value to the whole state. It is logical to assume that the most expensive brandy should be the best. Continue reading

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 satisfy the most sophisticated tastes of consumers. So, for example, brandies were produced, which are called the beautiful word “millezimnye”. What is it? Real gourmets can easily answer this question. And for the curious beginners try to explain. Continue reading

Cognac - "health drink"
It has long been proven that cognac is not only a strong alcoholic drink, but also a therapeutic agent for many disorders and ailments. Being the most complicated mixture of…

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Similarities and differences of cognac and armagnac
The question of what ties are connected cognac and Armagnac, worries many connoisseurs of the alcohol industry. This question is in many ways similar to the problem of chicken and…

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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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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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