How old are you, old man?
Age of brandy - almost the most important thing in the eyes of consumers. A well-known sexist joke says that a man should drink brandy older than the woman with…

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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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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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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

Alcohol for $ 2 million: 20 interesting facts about brandy

Not all that you call brandy is really it. And in vain you think that the longer it is necessary to insist in the oak barrels in alcohol, the better for him. Read all the details below.

1. Cognac is a product of double distillation of white grape wine, followed by aging in oak barrels.

2. In the manufacture of brandy mainly use the Uni Blanc grape variety. In rare cases, foil blanche, colombar and montil. Continue reading

How not to buy counterfeit: Tips experts on the choice of alcohol

Non-profit organization Roskachestvo completed a study of 47 brandy brands that each of us can find on the shelves of Russian stores. The products under investigation are mainly Russian-made, but several foreign products are also presented: from France, Armenia, Moldova and Georgia. Continue reading

A small reminder
Hennessy Brandy and Brandy Classification: A.C .: at least 2 years of exposure V.S. (Very Special): at least 3 years old V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale): at least 4 years…

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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…

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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.…

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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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