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Cognac Explained

There is an undoubtedly refined aura around the process of consuming cognac. It’s not the run of the mill order at a restaurant and it is largely those who know their tipple, who will end up ordering it. But with … Continue reading

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Drinking Cabinet – Wallpaper

They say that you can tell a lot about a man by what he drinks, and while that is certainly true, I would take it a step further and say you can tell a lot about the character of a … Continue reading

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THE 6 CRUS OF THE COGNAC APPELATION (plus map)

The Cognac production area was delimited by the decree of May 1st,1909. Based on the soil features described by the geologist Henri Coquand in 1860, 6 Cognac growing areas (crus) were delimited and then ratified by decree in 1938: Champagnes … Continue reading

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Paradise Cognac

The oldest Cognacs are usually kept away from the other cellars, in a dark cellar known as “the Paradise”. Once they have reached maturity, the Master Blender decides to end their ageing process and places them first into very old … Continue reading

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Cognac, It’s All About the Barrels

Walk through vineyards in the region of Cognac in the fall, and you will experience vast hillsides filled with nearly ripe grape clusters just a few short weeks from harvest, typical of most wine producing regions in the northern hemisphere. … Continue reading

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How Good is Cognac?

He who aspires to be a hero,” Samuel Johnson opined, “must drink brandy.” Boswell does not record which brandy Dr. Johnson drank, but by the 18th century, “coniac” was already esteemed as the world’s best. In an age when most … Continue reading

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Best Cognac and Brandy

How did brandy come about? In the 16th century, a brisk trade of wine existed between France and Holland. This trade was, of course, carried out on the sea utilizing war vessels, sometimes small sailing ships with limited cargo space. … Continue reading

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How to drink and enjoy Cognac?

The only good way: the pleasure way Cognac is traditionally associated with luxury, gentleman-farmer style, bourgeois chic, fire corner XO tasting among happy few. That’s how it is promoted by big brands for years but it’s far from being the … Continue reading

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Into The Grape Beyond: What Every Man Should Know About Cognac

Article from GQ: If you want a more traditional cognac, the sort of drink you can reach for to accompany a soul-bearing after-dinner conversation, then a good place to start is with a Hennessy XO. This is a strong, smoky … Continue reading

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Pierre de Segonzac – A family story since 1702

From 1702 onwards, Jacques, the ancestor of the family, started to distil and age the products of his vineyards. As they had learned everything from him, his descendants wished to go on with this tradition. Today, Pierre will only negotiate … Continue reading

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