Brandy v Cognac

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  1. geoffles

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    im going to show my ignorance here in the hope You can educate me please.

    Q1. Whats the difference between the two


    Q2 Which is smoother and good affordable brand
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Nip to Benidorm and buy Soberano at €10 a litre. It's so smooth it's a shame to drink it.

    Or buy it at Morrisons for £17.
     
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    Hey .... French answer.... Cognac comes from Cognac France, and is an early (=young) Armagnac... Edit : Price depends on how old!
    Brandy ..... not the slightest idea ! YOU tell me!:xgrin:
     
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    Sobrano is €7.90 per litre bottle here in Benidorm at the moment.
    I'm on my second bottle, only been here 4 days.
     
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    not a lot, once you add the coke
     
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    My understanding is that Cognac is a type of brandy that is produced in the Cognac region and its production is 'protected' by french laws, whereas all other brandy comes from anywhere but Cognac - just like sparkling wines...champagne etc

    No idea on the taste on quality front though or whether price is a fair reflection on it either!!
     
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    Armagnac is from a different region - Armagnac- hence its name.

    Steve
     
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    Is Sobrano Cognac ?
     
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    Thought it was a spanish brandy, Les discovered it a couple of years ago and loves it but refuses to pay Morrisons prices ......and he only got one bottle the other month from Aldi, which has all gone:xdoh:
     
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    Sobrano is a Spanish brandy.
     
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    I like a drop of cognac :xgrin:
     
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    As said previously Cognac is made from Champagne grapes and Brandy is made from 'regular' grapes
    There is no comparison between a good cognac and Spanish brandy. Having lived in Spain and drunk Soberano and Bacco I've got the scars on my liver to prove it
     
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    Oh Sorry being French ... I though I knew! LOL ! Of course it comes from Armagnac , but a Cognac is stated to be younger than an Armagnac.
     
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    So soberano is the way forward ?
     
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    There is and Aire in Cognac so you can go to the distillery across the river and do the Cognac tour, we did but I have obviously forgotten most of it.

    After a bit of googling I would say they are all the same although different grapes but Cognac and Armagnac protect their production and name in a AOC way.

    PS if I could paste on the iPad i would give you the link.
     
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    I thought that apart from the region of origin, there is a fundamental difference, Armagnac is distilled in column stills where as Cognac and Brandy are distilled in pot stills.
     
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    Okie doke its £14 in morrisons :)
     
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    Armagnac differs from cognac in how it is made. Traditionally Armagnac is distilled only once, cognac twice. The difference explains why Armagnac is more fragrant.
     
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    Yes, to a liver clinic, it's just too smooth. Form a queue behind Brisey.

    The killer in Benidorm is a good coffee with a glass of Soberano for no more than €2. Sat looking over the sunny pristine beach. What could be better ?

    Well, coffee, soberano and crepe. There is a beachfront cafe that does crepes as good as the French, sorry Frankie.

    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=3...=c1HLPomy_w1ZqLb5plX1qw&cbp=12,355.68,,0,7.48

    PS... Benidorm needs to pay Google to take these pics again with the sun turned on.
     
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    Q1. Whats the difference between the two


    Send me a bottle of each and I will let you know
     
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