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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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Visiting a Cognac Trading House

Visiting a Cognac Trading House | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it

Perhaps I should start by defining what a trading house generally means. These companies in the main buy in distilled grape juice (Eau de Vie) and then age, blend and market the final product ...

 

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Here is a very nice presentation of the work of a trading house in the Cognac country
Very nice because:
- Cognac Delamain works in the spirit and form of the traders of former times
- The explanation given by Mark, the visitor of the day, is both a fair and good summary
- Photos of Mark, professional photographer, are splendid.

This article on the visit I made with Mark makes it perfectly the atmosphere of the discrete world of the cognac.

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Cognac drinkers to ditch ‘big four’ for independent brands

Cognac drinkers to ditch ‘big four’ for independent brands | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
Cognac drinkers are predicted to switch loyalty from the “big four” brands to discover smaller producers, much like what has happened in the whisky and beer market.

 

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At the moment, it is still hard to find shops which propose a wide range of cognacs including small producers.
Happily, more and more small cognac estates have now their own online shop and can deliver to a number of countries.

The point is how to find these producers ?
The best idea is to tour the vineyards of Cognac :
- A good way to be away from the beaten track, meeting producers and
- A good opportunity to taste their cognacs and select those one prefers

The best option is to immerse yourself in the country of "slow travel" where everyone gives time to time, discovering the way of living in the vineyards, visiting a traditional cooperage, following the fabulous process from the vine to the glass ...

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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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How to Tell the Official Age and Grade of a Cognac From the Label

How to Tell the Official Age and Grade of a Cognac From the Label | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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For those who want to revise their knowledge of cognac before the Christmas holiday season, here is a beautiful presentation to read without moderation.


It is also a beautiful invitation to visit the vineyards and discover its secrets and, why not, offer a winetour as a Christmas gift.


See you soon in the vineyard and, until then, enjoy nice tastings.

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Cognac Frapin wins spirits trophy

Cognac Frapin wins spirits trophy | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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Congratulations to Cognac Frapin for this new award, the gold medal at the Spirit Trophy

 

That's another good reason to come and visit Segonzac and the Grande Champagne vineyards where this treasure is elaborated.

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Spirits Journal - KLWines.com - Spirits Journal - France 2013 - Day 2 - Cognac to Armagnac

Spirits Journal - KLWines.com - Spirits Journal - France 2013 - Day 2 - Cognac to Armagnac | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
Wow. So much has happened in the past twenty-four hours that I'm not sure I'll be able to go in...
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Our neighbors, traditional cognac distillers, make the front page. It's nice to see them presenting a different philosophy to produce cognac.

You want to meet them? Do not hesitate to contact us

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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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France’s top 10 food & wine tours

France’s top 10 food & wine tours | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
Love the thought of touring French vineyards and spending days sampling delicious French food and wines? Then check out our favourite 10 food and drink holidays across France that include among others Champagne trails, river cruises and Cognac tasting breaks

 

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These 10 food & wine tours, including ours, are an invitation to leave the beaten path in France and discover the richness of our gastronomy and our wine making heritage.

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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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Shustov Cognac Winery Museum. How it was built.

Say "rekord 8" at the reception to get a 10% discount on any tour. Museum is situated in Odessa, Ukraine. 13 Melnytskaya str.

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To know more about cognac, one may visit this museum... Or come and tour the vineyards, in Charente, South-West of France...

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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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Brenne Whisky – Made in Cognac

Brenne Whisky – Made in Cognac | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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Do you know the SPIRIT VALLEY ?

 

This valley is in France, along the Charente River.


There is a flagship product, cognac, to which was added a growing expertise in the management of spirits, their packaging, labels, corks....


And new product families emerged: liquor (who does not know the Grand Marnier), vodka (Grey Goose, for example) and now whisky (discover here ...)


When you are told that this is the Spirit Valley, you are left with one thing to do: come and check it out.


See you soon

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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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Cognac Frapin - 20 generations of distillers in Grande Champagne

Cognac Frapin - 20 generations of distillers in Grande Champagne | The Cognac and its vineyards | Scoop.it
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Would you like to discover a cognac estate that has been run by the same family for 20 generations ?

Come to Segonzac in Grande Champagne. Cognac Frapin is there....

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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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