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Sunday, 18 May 2014


A fine brandy has been distilled from wine in the region around Cognac in the Charente region of France since the mid seventeenth century. By the 1780s the name “cognac” was being applied to this quality brandy.

.Cognac is made by blending unblended distilled wine from various years. Each Cognac may contain unblended distilled wine from four or more years varying in age from 2-200 years old.

In 1943, during World War II, German bombs struck the Vatican wine cellar and broke about a hundred bottles of fine cognac. There was a pool of liquor six inches deep, and the Swiss soldier who discovered the damage fetched his fellow soldiers to make good use of what might have been a tragic waste.

Source Christianity Today

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