Brandy Advocate

Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, and the wide world of eaux de vie

My bottle picks at all price points, as well as some favorite cocktails.
Chasing the Unicorn BarrelWatch now (58 sec) | Cognac's big-brand bling is old and tired. The real energy, and value, lies in the region's smaller artisan producers.
Your reminder that, around here, we love Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados and all the other brandies.
The perception of sweet and cheap—not to mention all those cardinals and conquistadors—isn't exactly a recipe for success in 2022. Is there hope for…
As a taster, I finally decided to put my money where my mouth is. The journey toward selecting my very own barrel in the cellars of Armagnac. One you…
Napoléon, Réserve, Vieille Réserve, Extra, Extra Old, Extra Extra Old. It's madness, but it's important to understanding brandy.
Inspired by the world's oldest brandy, I went deep
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