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Cognac

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by Gratin 12 years ago

We'll be there in January-does anyone have any recs for lunch and dinner? I would love to find a little auberge...

Best cognac, whiskey, or other digestif for about $50?

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by Procrastibaker 12 years ago

My husband and I have a $50 cap on Christmas this year (grad students with a new baby). I've decided to get him a bottle of something decent for sipping. Any good values out there? He likes cognac,...

cognac advice

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by Rachel 14 years ago

I'm looking to buy a bottle of cognac for my boyfriend. I don't want to go the high-volume-high-price route; I'd like to find something more interesting, and preferably ~$50. I am not a cognac dr...

Cognac tasting in Boston?

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by Scottes 12 years ago

While my first love is rum, I also enjoy cognac and brandy. I run a rum review blog (http://scottesrum.com) and would like to enhance my skills in tasting. That is, learning more skills of tasting,...

Need $200+ gift cognac recommendations

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by metaphora 12 years ago

Hi all, I'm looking to spend about $200 for a cognac lover, could go up as high as $280, but not much more. The problem is I know very little about cognac. A search of the boards pulled up som...

Where to get cognac in Ann Arbor?

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by cheesenut 12 years ago

I'd like to get some nice cognac for someone as a gift (approx $100-$200 price range). Any idea where I can go in the Ann Arbor area that would have a knowledgeable staff to guide me? Also, any r...

Best value in a "special occasion" cognac

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by BobB 13 years ago

For me, every day is a day to finish a meal with a decent (VSOP level) cognac, but for special occasions I like something better. I've never tasted an XO that I thought was worth the money, but Ma...

Grand Marnier vs. Cointreau in recipe; does it matter?

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by takeoutgirl 13 years ago

My recipe for orange roasted capon calls for orange-flavored cognac. I have both Grand Marnier and Cointreau. Is one better suited for recipe over the other? Thanks!

Looking for a good guide to cognac (and also champagne)

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by NYChristopher 13 years ago

I am a regular purchaser of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. What I appreciate is that in a sentence or two, I get a snapshot of the property and the (my observation) historic tendencies of the pr...

substituting for Grand Marnier?

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by IrinaD 13 years ago

I am attempting a recipe for the first time that calls for 1 tsp of Grand Marnier. I would rather not buy a bottle for a single teaspoon, is there anything I can use to substitute for this? TIA!

HELP! Cognac substitution

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by bananie 13 years ago

Can't get out to the store, recipe (for gravy) calls for cognac, what would you substitute? I thought I had a calvados in the house I could substitute, but don't. I have a cabernet, a dry sherry a...

Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac

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by SanJoseHound 13 years ago

Disclaimer: I am a Cognac Rookie. A generous friend with a very extensive home bar suggested I take a sip of Louis XIII Cognac. I read the little booklet that came with it & admired the red sat...

reactions to cognac

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by tilly 13 years ago

Does anyone know of any adverse reactions to drinking Cognac? I know that wine imported into the US has sulfites that can give a person some reactions. I am particurily interested in finding out ab...

Pierre Ferrand Cognac

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by FrankJBN 13 years ago

I feel bad. A friend gave me a bottle of Ambre last Christmas. grand Champagne, blend of minimum 10 year old stocks. I found it to be the worst brandy I ever drank, so harsh that I can't tell yo...

need cognac recommendations

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by mark 14 years ago

i like to get my dad a bottle of nice cognac for his birthday each year. i am not much of a cognac drinker & the stores around me are rather bereft of options, so i usually just go by price & get h...

Need advice on "flaming" cognac

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by David Hammond 16 years ago

I’m making Steak au Poivre from my daughter’s birthday dinner, and I have what I think is a good recipe, but it calls for “flaming” the cognac after I add it to the meat juices. I have no idea how...

Cognac--cooking and drinking

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by Tater 18 years ago

Just curious as to what brand, quality and age cognac is used by this group to cook? Do you drink it also or prefer a better quality? I cook with wine that I would drink, but I always prefer someth...

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