…people would rally round ugni blanc as a producer of great wines, yet it's the principle grape in Cognac. Similarly, you will find few advocates of California's old mission grape as the source of fine wine — no one attests to the drinkability of sacramental wine — but the humble grape can find a higher calling in fortified dessert wines, one such splendid example being the Angelica produced by Swanson Vineyards from a vineyard in Amador County planted in 1856. Yes, these …
25ml lemon juice
10ml sugar syrup
2 dashes of Fee Brother rhubarb bitters (optional)
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Double strain into a pony glass and serve with a sprig of mint to garnish.
Look out for my next post when I will report back on my trip to Scotch Research Institute Sensory workshop to learn how to really appreciate The Glenrothes as well as why it smells and tastes as good as it does.
- Amanda Baxter, Berrys' …
The depth of the marketing hole brandy has fallen into is confirmed when you buy a bottle of Cognac from Aficionados, Paul laCock's sexy internet liquor retailer. They send you the brandy plus a miniature bottle of whisky along with a questionnaire with a full bottle of product up for grabs in a monthly competition. [...]
Bernard Portet is a living legend in the world of wine, that much I already knew. He was born in Cognac and rasied in Bordeaux by a father who was a technical director at Château Lafite. Luckily for the United States, Bernard took his vinous blood, talents, and passion from France to California and established Clos Du Val in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley in 1971. Many would say that Bernard has had a significant and lasting effect on both the wine styles and culture of Napa Valley.
…line at taking a picnic hamper to some of the more infamous reception houses. And I can recommend a hip flask of Cognac and an emergency stash of Tabasco when you are entering unknown territory (including some restaurants, which shall remain nameless). It has worked for me.
I have only one thing to say to wedding planners: even if the bride has to wear a second-hand frock and the groom a pair of old Levis, make sure you look after the guests.
John Lewis Brown purchased what would be Chateau Cantenac Brown at the start of the 19th century, put his name on it, and designed the chateau in the Tudor style. The property changed hands several times until the latest to the famous Cognac producer, Remy Martin, who then sold it to AXA, the insurance company with several Bordeaux estates in their portfolio. (See my visit to the AXA properties here).
…distillation classes in California and working in a small winery and distillery in Cognac, France. After much research and hard work, they found the right varietal honey and yeast combinations and the precise distillation technique to create an incredible honey based vodka they call Comb.
Fred claims he gets it right the first time. They get concerned when we hear how many times vodka has been distilled. Four times, six times, nine times?! Continued heating of the alcohol can introduce …
Whenever I have to talk about brandy or cognac I have the certainty that someone will not be happy with my words. But let's try. We agree that cognac is a type of brandy that is distilled twice and that comes from white grapes which origin is close to the French city with the same name, Cognac. But then what is the brandy? And which type of brandy is brandy Napoleon ?
spirit obtained from the distillation …is nothing but a type of
At the same time between 2007 and 2011, brandy consumption, excluding Cognac and Armagnac, jumped by 23.24% while rum drinkers consumed 22.32% more of their favorite beverage.
Cognac and Armagnac consumption remained practically stable between 2007 and 2011, down just 0.92%, but is expected to increase significantly by 12.22% between 2012 and 2016.
3) WORLD SPIRITS REVENUE IS GROWING FAST
Revenue from spirits sales worldwide increased by 43% over the five years from 2007 …
…"drinks" category.has strong international interests and owns both a French Cognac house ( ) and an Asian distributor. It has over 30 spirits brands in its portfolio and an even larger number of wines, wine apertifs, ciders and "ready to drink" beverages.
Distell is probaby best known in the Amarula , "the of Africa." …for its Two Oceans and wine brands, but its hottest product is a cream liqueur called