Cognac


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Cognac

(kônyäk`), city (1990 pop. 19,932), Charente dept., W France, in Angoumois, on the Charente River. The French brandy to which Cognac gives its name has been manufactured and exported from the city since the 18th cent. The city was the birthplace of Francis I and was a Huguenot stronghold in the 16th cent.

Cognac

 

a city in western France, in Charente Department, situated amid vineyards in the Charente Valley. Population, 21,100 (1968). The city is famous as a wine-making center and gives its name to the brandy produced there.

cognac

[′kōn‚yak]
(food engineering)
Brandy distilled from grapes grown mostly in the Charente and Charente-Maritime departments of France.

Cognac

1. a town in SW France: centre of the district famed for its brandy. Pop.: 19 534 (1999)
2. a high-quality grape brandy
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The spy, who was there to pick up any crumbs he could find or make, did not allow his baffled state to express itself in his sinister face; but, stood with an air of gossiping gallantry, leaning his elbow on Madame Defarge's little counter, and occasionally sipping his cognac.
The spy, well used to his business, did not change his unconscious attitude, but drained his little glass of cognac, took a sip of fresh water, and asked for another glass of cognac.
But what really identifies the differences between cognac and other eaux-de-vie like Armagnac, brandy and calvados?
That's what goes into the making of cognac, the spirit that owes its name to a picturesque region in France.
Cognac is made of brandy and is a fruit-based spirit.
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THE COGNAC REGION--BIRTHPLACE OF THE ESTEEMED brandy--resembles a page from a French novel: narrow cobblestone streets wind between 18th-century houses and spectacular churches embellished with striking sculptures and frescoes.
Until a recent visit to the distilleries of France's gently beautiful Cognac region.
To some extent, it's a view I might have shared until a recent visit to the distilleries of France's gently beautiful Cognac region.
Maxxium UK has launched a Cognac for people who don't like Cognac.
CUT-PRICE cognac is to go on sale soon as supermarkets launch posh own-label brands.