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July 18, 2019
Today we highlight the gestures of distillation, both precise and fascinating.[...]

[Charentaise distillation] The color, the material

As shining as they are fascinating, today we highlight the colors and materials of distillation....

[Transmission] Coopers and apprentices

Training within businesses seems to have always existed and has evolved into a course leading ...

[Cognac trades] Alembic manufacturer

The Charentais alembic or copper still, with its boiler, onion-shaped still head and swan’s ...

A cellar master, one word : Dominique Touteau and “diamond”

If cognac were a mineral, it would be a diamond. A pure and colourless jewel ...

A cellar master, one word: Patrice Pinet and “fire”

Of course, fire is the omnipresent element that resonates in the copper of our alembics, ...

[Cognac trades] Grape pickers

The grape picker has become a true endangered species since the early 1980s when they ...

A cellar master, one word: Patrice Piveteau and “oak”

When we talk about cognac, we think about oak, the wood out of which our ...

[Cognac trades] Wine and Spirits Brokers

An expert seeker of Charente spirits, the so-called ‘country broker’ (courtier de campagne) travels among ...

[Transmission] Nurseryman and his client

The planting of a new vine means a commitment of several decades on behalf of ...