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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Famous brands of brandy: a brief overview of more than 50 brands
It's no secret that genuine cognac is produced only in the vicinity of the eponymous French city located in the province of Charente. Nowadays, about 250 different-sized companies are engaged…

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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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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

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…

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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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Where do cognac?
It is unlikely for someone to be a big surprise to hear that brandy is from France. You are undoubtedly aware of this. As well as that the name of…

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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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