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livingincognac 2017 hail storm

Nature remains the boss and knows how come back as a reminder of anyone who would forget it. Obviously, the winegrowers don’t belong to  this category. They daily work with it and have the memory of at least one painful event. Hail storms last year, unexpected frost on may this year, belong to theses bad memories. In fact, how protect vines and then harvest from climate disasters ? Is it only possible ? What winegrowers feel face to theses moments ? Living in Cognac has met Nicolas,  winegrower and deeply involved in Professional Organization on climate subject.

Continue reading Hail, frost, the vine and the winegrower

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livingincognac - lapartdesanges

At first glance, visitors are often surprised by the black walls and roofs in cognac landscape. Far from being a sign of dirt or neglect, this colour means wealth : cognac sleeps inside. Nearby vineyards, and well protected, some green oaks, hazelnuts or linden trees, grow in the utmost secrecy. On winter time, men and dogs roam theses places to harvest a precious black mushroom : the truffle. Both sides, it’s telling  time, patience and skill. Continue reading Black colour means wealthy in cognac

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livingincognac-grapes-in-august

Last business week before the holidays, and we enjoy a lot  the long summer evenings, dinning  outside with friends and talking of this and that… It seems that we live 2 days in one…

In the vineyards, the winegrowers work in the morning time, when the temperature is not too hot. Frederic explains us the trimming and weeding operations. What better than small videos to understand…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZCl3x-ZJHY&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTPjaRzbhg8&feature=youtu.be

 

Continue reading Back on a bright august in cognac… and Tuscany

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livingincognac-anneloloumfrangeul

Really, an amazing place. Blue of sky has always inspirated painters and photographs : never the same, from dawn to sunset, and so bright.  Many shades of green are present everywhere, from that of the vineyards to that of the woods. In fall season, when a morning mist appear, the landscape becomes magic. And what about  the sunset on the walls of the houses, build with the  white limestome of Charente. The amber color of the cognac after his ageing period answers to the fall colors of nature. Live here  allows to see, day after day, an unbelievable symphony of colours. Continue reading The chance to live in cognac region

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