National Cognac Day:
Celebrating one of the finest alcoholic drinks, we celebrate National Cognac Day every year on the 4th of June.
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Why National Cognac Day?
Everyone can agree to the fact that winemaking is an art and not every wine has the same taste and flavor. While Cognac is the finest form of brandy, which is a distilled version of wine, there is a lot of history behind winemaking that you can learn about. Researching about cognac will give you a deeper insight into the day and why it is a special day historically. It is not just the history but the science that is equally interesting about this favored drink.
According to history, brandy was invented out of necessity when wine was distilled by sheer chance. You can agree that it is one of the favored and finest drinks of all time. With more than 200 cognacs, you can choose your brand and flavor and celebrate this day every year.
How can we celebrate National Cognac Day?
Celebrating the finest alcoholic drinks could be the best day of your life if you know how to make it a memorable day for you and your friends. Here are a few tips to help you make it a special occasion.
- This is the perfect day and opportunity to enjoy a good glass of wine, the finest of brandy. You can either open the bottle of cognac from your shelf or buy a new one on this day and indulge yourself.
- Enjoying the cognac could be a much better option when you are doing it with your friends and family. You can enjoy a bottle of cognac with your loved ones in your house or in a bar, where you are comfortable. It would be a memorable occasion as you share anecdotes about your memories of drinking brandy before.
- There is a lot of history behind cognac and there are also different flavors and aromatic factors associated with it. You can use this day as an opportunity to learn about the drink and its origins. Knowing the details about your favorite drink can certainly brighten up the day for you considerably.
Appreciate drinking cognac, indulge in its flavor, and share your memories and pictures on this day using the hashtag #NationalCognacDay.
Interesting facts about National Cognac Day:
There are certain legal requirements for a drink, brandy in specific to meet, for it to earn the name of Cognac. Here are some interesting things you might want to know about Cognac on the day celebrating its flavor and aroma.
- The grape to be used in the preparation of cognac has to be a specific variety. More than 95% of Cognac is made using Ugni Blanc. The distillers are required to age the brandy for two years and in French oak barrels to get the right taste. Of course, it can be aged longer than this stipulated time to get a better taste, which is what many distillers practice as well.
- The grape used to make Cognac, Ugni Blanc has its origins tracing back to Tuscany, Italy. The grape is known by the name Trebbiano Toscano in Italy.
- There are more than 200 different kinds of cognacs to choose from but there are four major producers who supply the cognac for the country.
- While Ugni Blanc is the grape used for making cognac, along with other wines like Armagnac, the variety is not from the prestigious list of grapes. It is one of the least prestigious and yet it is the most favored in the production of cognac and other wines.
- The virtue of this particular variety of grape is in its tenacity to keep the acid levels high and it also offers the highest yield in comparison to other varieties. This is another reason why this grape is favored for the production of cognac, and wine production with any other variety is not considered as cognac.
- Another factor in favor of the Ugni Blanc is the shape of these grapes, the bunch shape that allows for air circulation minimizing the possibility of rot. It ensures that you have more fruits for reaping.
History of National Cognac Day:
If you research back to the origins of the day, you may not find much information to proceed further. However, the cognac itself originated from France and is named after the place where it is from, Cognac in France.