Technology of cognac production: 5 steps to fine alcohol
The technology by which genuine cognac is produced is a rather complex, multi-step process, at times acquiring the features of true art. Over the five hundred year history of this…

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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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How to choose brandy
Cognac is a noble drink. It is bought to enjoy the aroma and taste, but not just to drink. Cognac bring as a gift. Therefore, I would like to tell…

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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 on the labels of bottles. All terms specified in the classification mean that each of the alcohols included in this cognac has an aging period of at least specified.

The term of exposure is considered to be from the morning of April 1, following the official termination of the distillation of wine of a given crop. 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

GUIDELINE SELECTION GUIDE: INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEOPHITES

What to look for when buying brandy and what expert advice should you stick to in order to enjoy the best brandy for less money?
Mikhail Bednyakov, the chief editor of the magazine “Alcoholic beverages”, prepared for readers of the portal “Roskachestvo” a memo on the choice and rules for the use of brandy. 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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How to choose the right brandy
Few people know, but brandy is a type of brandy with a strength of 40% and higher. It should be made from Vitis vinifera grapes and kept in contact with…

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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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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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