The city of Cognac lies in the département Charente, 120 kilometres north of Bordeaux, which itself lies 120 kilometres north of the region of Armagnac. History 13th century: The region…
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.
Grappa is a distillate from Italy made from the pomace of grapes. The Grappa production is legally prescribed, and the term legally protected in the EU.
The name Champagne is legally protected and used for sparkling wines that are created following the rules of the méthode 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.