Brandy Advocate

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

Inspired by the world's oldest brandy, I went deep
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…
Small, indie producers are where energy and value is to be found.
Napoléon, Réserve, Vieille Réserve, Extra, Extra Old, Extra Extra Old. It's madness, but it's important to understanding brandy.
“It’s not a question of money. It’s very emotional." Serious brandy geeks take note.
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