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Monthly Archives: May, 2010

Appreciating Fine Cognacs: Lengthy Aging Of The “Rather Neutral, Floral Ugni Blanc Grape” Gives Cognac Its “Delicate, Lifted Aromas”

“…Cognac’s aromatic spectrum is more dependent on lengthy ageing and less on the character of the rather neutral, floral Ugni Blanc grape used almost exclusively to make it.” “…Grapes grown … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cognac In America: French “Bureau National Interprofessionnel Du Cognac (BNIC) Is Sponsoring “Congac Summit” And The Promotion Of The Cognac Geographical Indication (GI) In The USA

A new three-year Cognac campaign, financed with the support of the European Union and France to promote the Cognac Geographical Indication (GI) in the USA, will be launched in New … Continue reading

May 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

French Cognac Must Be Distilled Twice In Copper Pot Stills, Called Alembic, Which Produces “Eaux-De-Vie” Or “Waters Of Life”

Cognac must be made from at least 90% Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, or Colombard grapes. The remainder may consist of the grape varieties Folignan, Jurançon blanc, Meslier St-François (also called … Continue reading

May 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cognac In The Movies: James Bond 007 In “Goldfinger” Remarks “…I’d Say It Was A 30 Year Old Fine Indifferently Blended Sir, …With An Overdose Of Bons Bois”, One Of The Classic Lines In The History Of Movies

In the movie “Goldfinger”, James Bond has a dinner meeting with his boss “M” and Colonel Smithers, an executive from the Bank of England.  Smithers is educating Bond and M … Continue reading

May 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cognac XO: Barrels Of The Oldest Cognacs Are Blended To Make Cognac XO The Finest Spirit In The World

There is even a tradition of old widows in Cognac keeping a few barrels aging in their cellar as a sort of retirement fund or inheritance for their children. Most … Continue reading

May 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cognac Delimited Region Comprises 6 Cognac Growing Areas: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois And Bois A Terroirs

The landscape is formed by plains and small hills with smooth reliefs. The Charente river crosses the region, nourished by other streams: the Né, the Antenne, the Seugne rivers… The … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Finest French Cognacs Are Produced By A “Maitre de Chef” Or “Master Blender” (Video)

May 20, 2010 · Leave a comment