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Brandy: A guide to Regional Production & Variations

Brandy: A guide to Regional Production & Variations

Cognac is the best known type of Brandy in the world, a benchmark by which most other Brandies are judged. The Cognac region is located on the west-central Atlantic coast of France, just north of Bordeaux, in the departments of Charente and Charente-Maritime. The region is further subdivided into six growing zones: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Bois Ordinaries, Borderies, Fins Bois, and Bons Bois. The first two of these regions produce the best Cognac and will frequently be so designated on bottle labels. [...more]

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An introductory Guide to Brandy

An introductory Guide to Brandy

The word Brandy comes from the Dutch word brandewijn, ("burnt wine"), which is how the straightforward Dutch traders who introduced it to Northern Europe from Southern France and Spain in the 16th century described wine that had been "burnt," or boiled, in order to distill it. [...more]

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Kajmir from Centerra Wine Co

Kajmir from Centerra Wine Co

This blend of brandy, vodka and vanilla from Centerra Wine Co. is lighter in alcohol at 20% abv. [...more]

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