Distillation time

Day and night till march 31st, distillers live according to the tempo of theirs stills and  process  called “double chauffe” or “repasse” in french,  i.e two separate heatings, in a special “charentais” copper still. The distillation is a particular moment which appeals to emotional senses of sight and smell :  a sweety temperature near the stills, the slow […]

Positive thoughts from cognac land

As it’s the last day of january and the very last moment to do it, I wish everyone all my best : no resolutions impossible to reach, just positive thoughts to croos 2018 in a good mood ! Many thanks to each of you to follow and appreciate the blog, facebook page and instagram post. […]

The perfect blend of vineyards and art

Impossible to miss it when you arrive in the courtyard. The huge fresco on the wall of the distillery, realized with natural but quite original components… Welcome in the creative universe of “les Frères Moine” ie the brothers of family Moine, winegrowers and artists at the same time. The art of blend has no secret for […]

Chilling january in vineyards

It’s quite unusual in Cognac region  to have such low températures withing the day :  -7°C or -9°C. I presume that the scandinavian and canadian friends of the blog will just  smile and think that it’s out of mind to say it’s cold, but for us, it is ! A white coat on the roofs and landscapes till noon, is quite exceptionnal. […]

Telling the story of cognac region

Far away from the hustle and bustle of our working lives, cognac needs to take its time, all its time. A generation of winegrowers works for the upcoming one. Suffice it to say that it’s light-years of our connected daily life, and thus, should be more emphasized, a subject of never-ending story.

Here’s the time of distillation

Day and night, till march 31st, the winegrowers who are also distillers, live according to the  tempo of theirs stills and the process  called “double chauffe” or “repasse” in french i.e, two separate heatings, in a special “charentais” copper still. The distillation is a particular moment which appeals to emotional senses of sight and smell :  a sweety […]

In the privacy of cognac distilleries

The scottish photograph, Mark Unsworth, is the guest of Cognac Museum till mid january. Famous specialist of food and beverage world, and more specially of the distilleries of Islay island where he lives and works, he has brought a fresh look on cognac distilleries of small properties. And  for him, it has been the story of a nice discovery.