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Cognac for Christmas

christmas

#1

anyone tried this? keen to sample for Christmas. What kind of stopper/top does it have? thanks!!


#2

haven’t tried, but TWS says:

Stopper cork (ie sherry)

A short natural or agglomerate cork with a plastic or wooden top to enable the stopper to be removed by hand. Traditionally used for whiskies, sherries, Madeira etc.


#3

Not a Cognac fan myself, but I did recently learn a fair bit about it thanks to the latest Travels in Wine (there’s a topic about it here) which has a whole section on a visit to Frapin. :smiley: Hope that gives you some help, and I’m sure someone around here has tried it and can give more info…


#4

Simplest thing to do is to go to Cognac and find out for yourself. I know it’s a long way but if you’re in SW France on holiday you should make the effort. Many great cognac producers will offer you a tour of their premises, tell you how it’s made and give you a sample of their wares. The basic price gets you basic cognac but there is the option of paying for an old or a very old cognac. You can do several in one day although there are drawbacks to this strategy. There are also many restaurants who will give you good lunch for €15. Put it on your bucket list.