Raspbmc is now running on XMBC 12.2. Seems to run more fluently….
Daniël Bouju Miniature containing Grande Champagne Cognac.
One of the best devices like the Raspberry PI featuring
XMBC = Raspbmc 12.1. Continue reading
Sure, why not drop $700 on two ounces of rare cognac while in Las Vegas? Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace just opened its ritzy new Cognac Room, a place where Eater Vegas discovers one can order some pretty pricy pours. There’s the $700 pour of Martell L’Or de Jean Martell, a $500 pour of Rémy Martin Louis XIII, and a $600-an-ounce pour of Hardy Perfection. Sommelier Phil Park explains that the bar’s collection of cognacs will constantly evolve as it’s not quite possible to get these rare bottles back in stock once one bottle is killed — and anyone who finishes a bottle gets to take it home with them.
Of course, a $700 pour is probably no big deal when you’re hanging out at a restaurant whose tasting menu is the fifth most expensive in the United States. Not only is there an Innovation-Inspiration tasting menu at $891 for two people, but Guy Savoy also has a tasting menu with Krug pairings for $750. And don’t worry, whales: there’s expensive champagne in the Cognac Room, too.
I like cognac and ice cream, and I often add cookies to it but in general I prefer butter cookies also known as shortbread. Liquor.com posted a shortbread recipe using cognac on Jan. 23rd 2013.
One of our favorite ways to spend a winter evening is in front of a fire, sipping glasses of brandy with close friends.
But we’ve discovered another treat to add to the menu: Almond Cognac Cookie Sandwiches. These truly adult baked goods come from Jane Danger, owner of New York’s acclaimed Jane’s Sweet Buns. Continue reading
A reader has a bottle of Hennessy XO Cognac and is willing to sell this bottle. Continue reading
A reader has a bottle of Remy Martin VSOP Cognac and is willing to sell this bottle.
(If you also have a Cognac bottle you would like to sell, or you need information about age or value – send us photos and information, just submit). Continue reading
Received a kind letter from Remy Martin wishing Cognac fans a wonderful new year ;-D thanks Remy!
If you enjoy earthy, rich foods like duck, pork, and stinky cheese, save this for the next time you’re booze-shopping. The French make a rustic version of cognac called Armagnac that’s still fairly cheap because it hasn’t hit the big-time—say, $40 for a good one and $84 or $114 for the fancy stuff. Armagnac is to cognac what rye is to bourbon: similar but darker and feistier, with a leaner texture. It’s rougher than cognac when it’s young and earthier when it’s old, “with just a hint of barnyard funk,” reports Esquire. Continue reading
Martell Chanteloup Perspective is a great Cognac in a beautiful decanter.
The new arrival is named after the Chanteloup estate where Martell has long aged some of its ‘finest eaux-de-vie in the heart of the Cognac region’.
“The path leading to one particular, hidden cellar passes an old, stone-built belvedere, a peaceful spot from which to contemplate the valley and one favoured by several generations of cellar master on their way to work. It is to this perspective, and to the nearby secret cellar guarded by an elaborate wrought-iron gate, that Martell Chanteloup Perspective pays tribute.”
Composed of ‘eaux-de-vie’ from four regions, Martell’s latest cognac is dark amber in colour. Martell describes the blend: “Fresh stone-fruit and floral aromas on the nose give way to candied fruit notes in the mouth, followed by a lingering spice finish. Careful ageing ensures the sensory richness and powerful flavour are balanced by structure and elegance.”
Sandrine Tesniere, senior brand manager for Martell at Pernod Ricard Asia Duty Free, comments: “Martell Chanteloup Perspective allows travellers the chance to feel a part of Martell’s heritage and we anticipate it will appeal not only to collectors of the brand but to anyone who appreciates heritage and unrivalled quality.”
Martell Chanteloup Perspective is presented in an arch-shaped decanter with a silver motif echoing the wrought-iron gate which protects the cellar. The brushed silver gift box is embossed with a single ‘M’.