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On this week’s audio podcast…We discover Napoleon Cortel Brandy de France

Napoleon Cortel Brandy

Napoleon Cortel Brandy

Napoleon Cortel Brandy

What a delicious show we have planned for you today. Our theme, Historical Treasures of France, in wine, in brandy and in fromage!!!

In our second segment we shift our attention to a time long before the 16th century and a spirit that was called brandewijn, a Dutch word which later became known as brandy.

Joining us will be Franck Lemonnier, Director International Sales for Cortel Napoleon Brandy which is one of the finest brandies available on the market today, aged in wood casks, and sealed with a cork closure. This brandy is sophisticated,award winning of course, delish!

Franck to fill us in on the journey of how brandy was discovered, what exactly is “brandy”, how best to serve it, enjoy it and the delectable details on Cortel!

EPISODE 57 HISTORICAL TREASURES OF FRANCE

Listen to Franck Lemonnier at 25:26 minutes in the show.

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Is Port considered a wine and how do they make it so high in alcohol? Ask The Wine Ladies

Taylor Fladgate Port Wine since 1692

Taylor Fladgate Port Wine since 1692

Is Port considered a wine and how do they make it so high in alcohol? Ask The Wine Ladies

Dear Wine Ladies,

Is Port considered a wine and how do they make it so high in alcohol? What is the range of alcohol levels found in Port?

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Germaine

Dear Germaine,

It is actually considered a fortified wine that owes its higher alcohol content to the addition of brandy. This delicious beverage starts off being made as with regular table wines. The grapes are harvested, crushed and de-stemmed leaving one with the must available for fermentation. In the case of this beverage, the wine is only partially fermented, generally to the point at which approximately half of its grape sugar has been converted to alcohol. The wine is then poured off into a vessel that is a quarter full of brandy. The brandy stops the fermentation and leaves a blend that is both strong and sweet.

Taylor Fladgate one of the most sought after ports in the world!