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Organic Cognac Today: Its Pioneers, and what to buy

Let’s start out with the basics: to make organic Cognac, a vintner must begin by growing organic grapes. Since grapes are a perennial crop, a farmer must cultivate them organically (with no chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers) for at least three sequential years to be able to label the Cognac produced as organic. Some Background Grapevines, when planted in monoculture and farmed intensively, like all other species are more prone to illness, so vintners must treat the vines in order to...
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Cocktails Spirits – A Dash of Cognac in your Mixed Drinks!

This year, I was able to visit the tenth annual “Cocktails Spirits” expo in Paris #inbartenderswetrust. Upon arriving, there is a giant “Innovation Bar”, which serves all the newest products in the world of mixed drinks from sodas to spirits and everything in between, among them Cognac of course. There, Bache-Gabrielsen was awarded for his innovation, American Oak. There were several other Cognac producers up for prizes, including: Larsen Summer Blend, Dobbé 10 ans Brut de Fût, Bourgoin Verseau and...
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