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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.
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The sensorial experience of the seminar consists of a tasting of carefully selected Cognacs from contrasting styles, ages and Crus, combined with the aromas of specific fruits, flowers, herbs and spices in glass, bespeaking the craft of Cognac mixology.
Delamain, another family-owned house which only produces Grande Champagne Cognacs at XO range and above, repackaged its Delamain Vesper (a blend of 30- to 35-year Cognacs) and introduced rare vintage bottlings - limited edition Delamain 1963, 50 year olds; and Delamain 1973, 40 year old, both single-cask, single estate, Grande Champagne Cognacs.
Britten offers seven Cognacs, priced from $12 for Dudognon Reserve to $95 for the Maison Surrenne "Lot 1946/137.
Last year, when the economy was still flat-lining, the market for brandies and cognacs was too.
The exacting production methods used to create Remy Martin Cognacs ensure they stand out from the crowd.
Christine Cooney, whose Heavenly Spirits imports and distributes five labels of Armagnac and four Cognacs, says her business has been growing steadily over the last five years.
It is here that the finest Cognacs are produced and it is the only district entitled to the ultimate designation "Premier Cru de Cognac.
Camus offers gift sets that include two glasses for its VS, VSOP and XO Cognacs.
Master Blender Laurent Robin works closely with Master Selector Jerome Royer, a fifth-generation family member, together with Master Distiller Monia Martin, to meld together fine eaux-de-vie to create Cognacs of remarkable complexity and approachability.