10 most expensive cognacs in the history of the world
In this ranking, we collected the most expensive Cognacs of the World, which have ever been sold at the price set by the brandy manufacturer. The rating is presented from…

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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…

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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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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 eggs, since so far, despite the fact that the history of the French alcohol industry has already been studied “far and wide”, there are “experts” who relate the relationship of cognac and Armagnac to a logical paradox. In general, on this topic you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes even funny information. Continue reading

Cognac classification by aging: western gradation

When buying brandy or even grape brandy made according to the cognac technology, one should have an idea about the classification of these drinks according to their aging time. As is known, the technology of making brandy involves placing grape alcohol or a blend of grape spirits for a certain period in an oak barrel. 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 nervous system as all the above-listed delicacies. Ethanol acts as a vasodilator, and thus, in particular, promotes the flow of blood to the stomach, helping it to digest our meal. Not for nothing in all countries of the world it is customary to drink a glass of a noble strong drink, as a digestif, which helps digestion. Continue reading

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…

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What makes brandy different from brandy
Such a question can often be found on the Internet. An exhaustive proof of this is a rather common statement saying that any brandy is brandy, but not any brandy…

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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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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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