How to drink cognac?
Cognac is popular with men for itsstrong taste, severity and rich aroma. It's not for nothing that a good expensive cognac is presented to a man as a gift. Famous men all over the world preferred cognac. What kind of cognac drank Churchill, for example? The politician, the writer Sir Winston Churchill is an example for imitation of separate people and now. In his taste was only Armenian cognac. Stalin preferred the Georgian cognac ("Yeniseli", "Ks", "OS"). These brands of cognac can be found on sale until now. Cognac has a rich history and many myths about its appearance. All this requires respect for certain traditions of its use.
Conditions - how to drink cognac
A considerable role in the use of cognac is played bysituation. To properly drink brandy, you need to start loving it and with pleasure follow all the rules of drinking it. Let it be an evening, a muted light is burning, a soft music is playing, people are talking. When the atmosphere of tranquility and tranquility reigned in the room, it was time to relax and enjoy the coveted drink. Take your time, cognac is designed for quiet surroundings and spiritual conversations.
From what glasses drink brandy
To follow the traditions of cognac,Do not neglect the rules regarding utensils. Only two kinds of glasses can be used for cognac. According to experts in this field, the best solution is a glass on a low leg with a tulip shaped bowl. Wine glasses for cognac are chosen from thin transparent glass. In this dish brandy is poured completely. But often people choose glasses of a spherical shape, which is also considered correct. In such large glasses you can pour cognac only on three quarters. Cognac can be drunk only from these glasses, because the flavor of the drink lasts longer. If an inexperienced lover of cognac pours it into a wine glass with a wide top, then he will miss the whole fragrant bouquet of cognac.
At what temperature can you drink brandy
Cognac is a wine drink. It can not be compared with vodka, so throwing ice in cognac will be an unforgivable mistake. Cognac does not require cooling, it should be served at room temperature (16 °). Connoisseurs of cognac warm it with the warmth of the palm, holding a glass in his hand and examining the surface and color of the drink.
The basic rules - how to drink cognac
When a person chose the situation, he preparedglasses for this fire drink, he is ready to drink cognac. To begin with, we'll take a glass of cognac in our hand and look at its surface, warming up the drink in a hurry. We can not be deceived, we will determine the age of cognac by the shade. Light straw color speaks about the youth of cognac, we will give him three years. Cognac older in its age will have a straw-yellow or gold shade. Well, and aged, old cognac will have a fiery red shade.
It's time to smell the cognac flavor. This cognac will change its flavor with every breath you take. Having inhaled the first time, you can feel a fruit or flower arrangement. Slightly shaking and inhaling a second time, usually feel a heavier flavor.
It's time to take the first small sip of cognac. Do not rush to drink cognac. You can hold a small amount of the drink on the tongue and slowly swallow it, feeling the taste to the smallest detail.
You can drink cognac with coffee, chocolate, cigar. With coffee taste, the cognac XO is perfectly combined, take VSOP or XO to chocolate. Also there is a special cigar cognac, it accordingly approaches to smoking a cigar.
Mix cognac is allowed only with carbonated water or with a tonic. In this drink should be added ice. The right proportions are important for a pleasant drink: mix 20 ml of cognac and 60 ml of tonic.
Good evening to you!