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What is a Fine? Why do You Read “Fine Cognac” on old labels?

Some cultures and countries have a real tradition in making brandy of wines like Spain or Armenia. They both have a set of specific traditions in aging and producing but … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

French Cognacs: Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac Website Offers 3D Experience Titled “The Legend of the Prince”


April 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fine French Cognacs: Guy Gautier & Co. Cognac Dates Back To 1755 When Louis Gautier Obtained A Royal Warrant To Produce Cognac

  In 1644, Charles Gautier married a winegrower’s daughter Jacquette Brochet. Charles’ grandson, Louis, succeeded in obtaining a Royal Warrant in 1755, for the production of cognac. The Charter was … Continue reading

March 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

The History OF French Cognac And The Origin Of Cocktails (Videos)

Join Paul Pacult, as he looks backwards in time to uncover Cognac’s long history and illustrious heritage. Paul will reveal the diverse and special geography that contributes to what truly … Continue reading

January 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Cognac Cocktails: The Classic “Punch” Was Created By Sailors Who Combined “Citrus, Spirits (Brandy) And Spices” According To A New Book “Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) Of The Flowing Bowl” By David Wondrich

The winning team, Alex Kratena and Francesco Orifici from bar Artesian at the Langham Hotel in London, presented a punch that, among other things, called for Cognac infused with scorpions … Continue reading

November 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

History Of Cognac: “Those Who Aspired To Be Heroes” Drank Brandy In Dr. Samuel Johnson’s Time (1709-1784)

“Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” — Dr. Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet, 1709-1784 At … Continue reading

November 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

Drinking Cognac: Historian Jared Brown Talks To “The Drinks Business” About Enjoying The Great “Drinkability” Of Cognac At “Fine Wine Fair” In London (Video)

Drinks historian Jared Brown tells Alan Lodge of The Drinks Business about the opportunities for the Cognac category during the Fine Wine Fair in London, October 2010.

October 19, 2010 · Leave a comment