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VSOP

very special (or superior) old pale: used to indicate that a brandy, port, etc., is between 20 and 25 years old

VSOP

Abbrev. for VLBI Space Observatory Program. An 8-meter Earth-orbiting radio telescope, designed by the Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) and launched into a highly elliptical orbit (apogee 21 000 km, perigee 560 km) in 1997. Renamed HALCA after its successful launch, the spacecraft performs VLBI observations, in collaboration with ground-based telescopes, on baselines up to three times longer than those achievable on Earth and at frequencies of 1.6, 5 and 22 GHz. HALCA is both an acronym for ‘Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy’ and a Japanese pun for ‘far away’.
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Camus offers gift sets that include two glasses for its VS, VSOP and XO Cognacs.
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Their market-leading VSOP is a blend of four to 14 year old casks, and towards the top of their range, their XO is from ten to 37 year old casks.
Courvoisier Strawberry Lemonade 1 large, ripe strawberry, quartered (add fresh strawberry puree) 3 lemon wedges 1/2 teaspoon fine sugar 1 1/2 ounces VSOP cognac 1/2 ounce Triple Sec Club soda Mix the strawberry, lemon wedges and sugar.
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The observations were made by the institute's orbiting telescope HALCA and the VSOP satellite, which links ground-based radio telescopes in 11 locations in Japan, North America, Australia and Europe.
But this was quickly changed to VLBI Space Observatory Progamme: VSOP brandy was a favourite drink of Masaki Morimoto, a Japanese astronomer who played a big part in getting the project under way.
They make 4,000 cases a year, including a VS, VSOP, Napoleon and XO Royal.