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French 75. Should You be Using Gin or Cognac?

David Wondrich in a recent article from reflects on the origins of the celebrated cocktail French 75. Apparently it is hard to provide precise origins for this drink. French 75, … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

French Cognacs: “The Historical Saga Of Hennessy” Is The “History Of Cognac” (Video)

August 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

South Africa Makes World Awarded Brandies – A 300 Years Old Heritage from the Dutch

Wine Magazine in South Africa this month has published a great article on Cognac this month. Perhaps, the motive was to make connections with the 2 large brandy producers (encouraging … Continue reading

May 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Finest French Cognacs: Godet Cognac “Renaissance Grande Champagne” Is A Blend Of 15 “Eau-De-Vie” “Harvested Between 1900-1950” In A Gold-Painted Crystal Decanter

April 8, 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

Cognac, France: A Video Tour Of The City Of Cognac, Located On The Banks Of The Charente River (Video)

Cognac is situated on the banks of the Charente river downstream of Angouleme (44 km) and Jarnac (15 km) upstream of Saintes (29 km). It was mainly developed on the … Continue reading

November 1, 2010 · Leave a comment