The vineyards of the Cognac Delimited Region include approximately 5,900 grape growers who produce white wine for Cognac making. The..
Crafting Cognac – 15 Stages of Perfection
The art of crafting cognac from the vineyard to your cognac shelf is a long but complex and skillfully executed process. Learn all about each stage and read related articles here.
Harvest time in Cognac France is usually in September. However in 2011 and some unusual years it begins in August. The harvest time is..
Fermentation is a relatively short time in the production of Cognac. It is a few important weeks compared to the multi-year time to age..
Cognac is twice distilled. The second distillation results in the eaux-de-vie having an alcohol content of 70%. The distillation..
Eau-d-vie means literally “water of life” and is a term that is used to refer to any distilled fruit. The eau-de-vie (or..
The barrels are a very important component in producing Cognac. Cognac is often shifted between barrels to achieve proper..
Ageing Cognac is an art. The process is more complex than just holding the eau-de-vie in an oak barrel and the Cellar Master’s are..
The Cellar Masters often blend up to 100 different eaux-de-vie to achieve the premium taste desired. They assemble this into large wooden..
Cognac bottles can be some of the most interesting and beautiful objects made. Some are crystal made by famous artists or brands and..
We are told there are over 500 different Cognac brands! Whoa! That is a ton of tasting for sure. Count us in at Cognac.com to do our..
Cognac Houses are some of the best marketers and showmen in the world. Their advertising campaigns and promotional or talent support..
Ahh, Cognac served up in a glass or meal. There are many many cocktails that can be made with Cognac and the meals you can prepare with..
The history and industry that is Cognac cannot be examined without also understanding the BNIC – Bureau National Interprofessionnel..
Those involved with the production of Cognac are some of the most interesting people you will meet. Here we will highlight a few of them…
The history of Cognac crosses continents and empires. From Napoléon to Norway to Modern China Cognac has penetrated world history…