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Is there really a world beyond Cognac?

Legend has it that a group of Dutch exporters and French vintners thought to maximize shipping (and profit) by distilling their wines.  At the final destination they would reconstitute the product, approximating the original. They were mistaken.  Shipped in oak barrels, the wine’s flavour was irrevocably altered. However, they had quite by accident discovered a […]

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