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What is the difference between Brandy and Cognac

When a person is not an expert connoisseur of alcoholic beverages, it can be a bit complicated to differentiate a cognac (or cognac) from a brandy. In fact, unless one saw the label or tasted them and had a relatively educated palate on the matter, at first glance the two could easily pass for one another.

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Brandy
Cognac (cognac)
What is it? Alcoholic drink that is made from grapes (both white and red). Its origin is not very clear, but it is believed that it was in ancient Greece where it began to be manufactured. Currently Spanish and French brandies are the most popular worldwide. Cognac on the other hand, is also an alcoholic beverage. In fact, cognac is a type of brandy that is distinguished from cognac in that it can only be made from three different types of white grapes ( colombard, ugni blanc and folle blanche ). No red or other grapes are used.
Is it mandatory to comply? Brandy can be made by virtually any type of distillation. Instead, the cognac must be double distilled in classic copper stills (Charentais type).
Do you have denomination of origin? No. In fact, it can be produced in any country in the world (of course, taking into account climatic conditions). However, there are three types of brandy that do have a designation of origin and these are brandy from Jerez, Tomelloso and Panadés. Yes. Its name comes from the region from which it originates and where it can be manufactured: Cognac, France.
aging Aging time varies depending on region and manufacturer. There are brandies that are aged for a minimum of 6 months, while others are aged for a minimum of three years. Cognac, on the other hand, has a minimum of three years of aging.

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