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Know-how

October 2, 2018
The cask maker is another great cognac alchemist, transforming oak into real aromatic gold. First of all, he ages his oak staves several years outside before planing the wood and cutting it to get the famous staves. The staves will then be assembled, bent, heated and rimmed to form a cask[...]

[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 Pinet and “fire”

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

[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 ...

[Cognac and the art forms] Time is the treasure

I discovered Cognac in December 2017. I turned up a novice and left as a hardened ...

A cellar master, one word: Anne Sarteaux and “panther”

A discreet animal, assertive at the same time, which shows great patience like the spirits ...

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

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

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

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

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