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The city of Cognac lies in the d├ępartement Charente, 120 kilometres north of Bordeaux, which itself lies 120 kilometres north of the region of Armagnac. History 13th century: The region…

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Jenever is the Dutch ancestor of gin. It has the complexity of a brown spirit and the mixability of a white one, and should, in my opinion, be used much more often. Here I’ll explain Jenever production and how it is categorised.

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The name Champagne is legally protected and used for sparkling wines that are created following the rules of the m├ęthode Champenoise. The most straight-forward of those rules: It must be made in the eponymous region in France. The most special one: The wine must undergo a second fermentation in the bottle.

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