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The Guide to Finding Great Cognac

The Guide to Finding Great Cognac | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
Cognac is a brandy made from the white wine grapes grown in the Cognac region of France. Learn how to find great Cognac by understanding the region, the aging classifications, the major brands, and…
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There are several ways to find a great cognac. 

One is to have next door a wine shop or a bar specializing in spirits. 

The very best one way is touring the vineyard of Cognac, South-West of France.. 

Next to the major brands there are 200 craft producers willing to let you discover their estate with its traditional distillery. 

There you meet the owner and, with him or her, you taste family's products that have been aging for decades. 

 Amazing experience for cognac aficionados !

You don't know how to magae your tour : ask for a guide !
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Cognac isn't only for Christmas

Cognac isn't only for Christmas | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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There are a number of ways to enjoy a cognac. No doubt, the best means are in the company of distillers and cellar masters. This is the discovery of the journalist who wrote this article.


Read the article, you'll also find cocktail ideas for New Year celebrations.

 

And if you also want to taste some cognacs directly in cellars with producers, book now an excursion or a trip to the Cognac country with an expert, among our Special Offers : http://shop.cognac-tasting-tour.fr/en/

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The Cognac Masters 2014 results

The Cognac Masters 2014 results | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it

Tasting at the Cognac Masters 2014

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You too wish to know more about cognac and techniques to taste it.

 

Attend our Cognac and you will surprise your friends by introducing them to the richness of aromas of the cognac.

Then, give your own medals to the cognacs you really prefer.

 

More here : http://www.cognac-tasting-tour.com/cognac-discovery-workshop.html

 

 

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5 Things + 1 You Must Know About Cognac

5 Things + 1 You Must Know About Cognac | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
Cognac. What is it good for? Absolutely everything.

Well, not everything. But many of the things that count, such as drinking, drinking and drinking. Oh, and baking!

 

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The 6th thing to know is that cognac is not only a spirit that needs to be drunk in moderation but Cognac is also a city and a vineyard.

That vineyard is the widest in the world for white wines to be distilled.

That vineyard houses the largest concentration of traditional distilleries in the world, far ahead of Scotland

That vineyard is very discreet and the best way to discover the 500 and more cognacs that are marketed is touring and meeting distillers with family reserves that still wait for you...

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Tasting cognac – How to get the most from your experience

Tasting cognac – How to get the most from your experience | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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There are several ways to to immerse yourself in the intense pleasure of this coveted spirit.

One is to prepare yourself for a cognac tasting at home, with friends if possible.

Another way is to come and spend time with producers who will disclose some secrets on their specific products.

Are you ready for both. In case of any doubt, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you.

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2013 RESULTS OF THE WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION: BEST COGNAC FOR LOUIS-ROYER

2013 RESULTS OF THE WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION: BEST COGNAC FOR LOUIS-ROYER | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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Taking place in the United States, this competition is by fact limited to trading houses of cognac.

To discover the best cognacs from family producers one must know the results of competitions held in France,

To know the best of all cognacs is impossible ... or rather a strictly personal matter!

Good discovery and enjoy your tastings

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Tastings of new eaux-de-vie - A great experience for cognac lovers, olfactory tastings with professionals by Cognac Tasting Tour

Tastings of new eaux-de-vie - A great experience for cognac lovers, olfactory tastings with professionals by Cognac Tasting Tour | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
Tastings of new eaux-de-vie by Cognac Tasting Tour, Wine tours, cognac tasting tours by an French incoming travel agency located in the heart of the vineyards of cognac, between La Rochelle and Bordeaux, specialized in escorted tours for...
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The competition of the finest cognacs produced by distillation craftsmen

The competition of the finest cognacs produced by distillation craftsmen | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
My last tasting before the final decision with some other cognac professionals in Segonzac
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In Segonzac, the capital city of the Grande Champagne vineyard, takes place every year a VSOP & XO cognac contest where some of the best eaux-de-vie produced are presented.

This year, more than 80 different eaux-de-vie to taste.

Results will be disclosed at Segonzac on May 21, 2016.

#cognac #VSOP #XO #contest #professional #tasting #judge
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150 Year Old Cognac? Say Oui to Tesseron Extreme

150 Year Old Cognac? Say Oui to Tesseron Extreme | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it

It’s not often I get to sample 150 year old Cognac …

 

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There are surprises waiting for you in the Cognac country.

 

Tesseron with its 150 year old cognac is one of them.

That's already a good reason touring the vineyards ...

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Cognac and perfumes, the same world : Frapin Fragrances ~ Interview

Cognac and perfumes, the same world : Frapin Fragrances ~ Interview | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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Aromas are a door to access and discover the cognac. A proof for the sceptics: Frapin, the largest direct producer, has launched a range of fragrances and who could decide this, if a woman.
Bravo and congratulations Beatrice Cointreau.

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8 Top-Rated Cognacs

8 Top-Rated Cognacs | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
There has never been a better time to explore Cognac.
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These products offer a fantastic journey into the world of flavors.

Why not extend this journey by visiting the estates where they are elaborated, meeting with their producers and by tasting these cognacs at the estate.

Some of these producers are away from the beaten track, nestled in the vineyards of Grande Champagne.

Let us know when you come to the Cognac country. Thus, you will not loose your time and you will not worry about driving.
we will be pleased to let you discover also the architecture, some remarkable landscapes, the local history...

 

Christmas is coming soon, contact us and offer a stay or an excursion in the vineyards with a gift voucher.

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What Are Tannins In Wine? | Wine Folly

What Are Tannins In Wine? | Wine Folly | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it

What Are Tannins in Wine? In wine, tannin is a textural element that makes wine taste dry..

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This presentation is not dedicated to cognac and other spirits but it helps to understand what tannins are and to discover which wines are high in tannin and which ones have low tannin...

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Distillery Jacques Denis - Push the doors of the wine estate of Jacques Denis to visit its distillery by Cognac Tasting Tour

Distillery Jacques Denis - Push the doors of the wine estate of Jacques Denis to visit its distillery by Cognac Tasting Tour | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
Distillery Jacques Denis by Cognac Tasting Tour, Wine tours, cognac tasting tours by an French incoming travel agency located in the heart of the vineyards of cognac, between La Rochelle and Bordeaux, specialized in escorted tours for individuals...
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To organize your visits of traditional distilleries in the vineyards of Cognac do not hesitate to contact us.

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