How to drink cognac
To learn to drink cognac it is necessary to become a real connoisseur of cognac, its taster, as the process of drinking takes not so much time. Recommendations of getting excellent aperitif wine and cocktails. The dictionary of the terms used while tasting cognac.
History of cognac
The beginning of cultivation of vine is dated by I age A.D., and in XVI A.D. France became the main producer and exporter of grape wine. The history of parentage " of the Greatest creation of the man " is swallowed by a legend: just after the dream of Chevalier de la Croix, a process of double distillation for getting "eau de vie" was founded.
How cognac is made
Cognac is divine drink indeed. The French dictionary "Petit Larousse" calls cognac as "Alive water " or "eau de vie". The birth of cognac is a difficult process, which may continue long years. All stages of cognac production, from picking the grapes to endurance, are strictly regulated and defended by French government.
Classification of cognacs
One of the most important, but not the single one merit of cognac is its age. Only drink born in six French districts: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, Bois Ordinaires can be called cognac.
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