23 April 2014

Bottle Juice

Topic

Cognac

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By Sophie Thorpe of Berry Bros. & Rudd Rudd Wine Blog 7 days ago.
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Armagnac , Cognac and Tokaji were all also brought to the table, each of them working best alongside a different chocolate (rose cream, dark butter caramel and sea-salt caramel respectively). While the chocolates were individually full-flavoured and delicious, when paired with their respective wines, they combined to form something unique and completely different. Of course, as in all things food and wine, there is an element of personal taste: what works for one person may not for another. …

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By Gary Walsh of The Wine Front 14 days ago.
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A co-ferment of Shiraz and Montils, being a white grape from the Cognac region, sometimes known as Aucerot. Maurice O'Shea was fan of it, presumably because of its (relatively) neutral flavour and high acidity. Good for chucking into red wines perhaps, instead of bags of tartaric...

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The "Lift Your Spirits" 3-bottle pack is selected for its versatility and it includes revitalising spirits and warming digéstifs that are perfect Christmas treats for sharing with your guests - or indulging in yourself once friends and relations have bid their goodnights.

This pack contains:

The King's Ginger, 41%

Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky, 40%

Berrys' F.L.B Grande Fine Champagne Cognac, 40%

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By Luigi Barzini of Berry Bros. & Rudd Rudd Wine Blog 25 days ago.
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…Moreover, because of the French influence in Mauritius, aged rums tend to be matured in ex Cognac Casks. They are therefore soft, spicy with often beautiful eucalyptus notes.

Can you tell us a little about the history of rum production in Mauritius? Do Mauritians drink more "agricole" or molasses-based rums?

Sugarcane was first introduced on the island when the Dutch colonised it in 1638. Therefore it is believed that rum was being produced in the Indian Ocean well before …

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By David Driscoll of Blog 26 days ago.
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Off to the Borderies to meet Francois Giboin and his Cognac house that has been in the family since 1830. The Borderies are know for fruit driven, rich but softer Cognac.. Apple pie and spice cake find themselves in my notes fairly often. Very accessible, pretty yummy stuff that doesn't break the bank. A dose of history and a good dollop of appreciation for just how much time it takes to make Cognac properly. I was beginning to flag down the home stretch though...needed a second …

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By Gary Westby of Blog 1 month ago.
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…sure that this would be improved further with the use of Hennessy "Black" Cognac ($29.99) - I was out and used some Armagnac instead. This was the final recipe:

Demi-Sec Rose French 75

2 oz. Armagnac

1 oz. Fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice (make sure to take a strip of zest off for garnish before juicing)

1 teaspoon simple syrup

3-4 oz. Moet & Chandon " Nectar Imperial" Rosé Champagne

Lots of fresh ice

Lemon rind for garnish …

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By Nick Passmore of Nick on Wine 1 month ago.
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…no intention of going into the wine business but over dinner last fall at Brasserie Cognac in NYC she explained how this came about.

She was in Europe on an unrelated business trip and stopped by London on her return to help out her uncle, who runs Coutet, at a Decanter tasting.

"About two hours into the tasting I turned to my uncle and said ‘so, you've got room for me, right?' It was my first experience on the professional side of wine....and I got to meet these …

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On Wine.Woot 1 month ago.
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Gouais blanc. May tugs at your earlobe. You repeat the factoid. Oz nods approvingly. May continues telling you what to say. You recite vacantly:

"And it was grown in France for Cognac. And Arm and Hammer. Er, I mean Armagnac." Good save.

Bad news, friends. There will never been a miniature James May perched on our shoulders. Nobody's around to whisper the answers in our ears.

But at least we have the grape.

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By lucasblanes of Uvinum's blog 2 months ago.
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…halfway between gin and other distillates with great tradition in France as the Cognac and Armagnac .

Then the Saffron Gin , a gin flavored with saffron, which stains a characteristic amber color.

Today there are many gins that have their distinctive characteristics , which mean that there are many variants for a tonic as a consumer. How do you like the gin and tonic? What flavors do you prefer? Today we show you five gins to prepare a different gin and tonic: …

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On Daily Wine News 2 months ago.
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Pernod Ricard chief excecutive Pierre Pringuet has talked up the potential of the firm's fledgling winemaking venture in China, as government austerity measures hit the firm's Cognac sales harder than expected. The company is about five years into its winemaking project in the Ningxia region, around 1,500km west of Beijing.

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