National Cognac Day
Every year on June 4th, cognac aficionados and distillers commemorate National Cognac Day
To wear the name Cognac, a distilled brandy must meet specific legal conditions throughout manufacturing.
According to one estimate from 2008, only four companies generate more than 90% of the cognac sold in the United States.
Enjoy a glass of cognac to commemorate the occasion. A cognac-based liqueu can also be used in a cocktail.
The history of Cognac can be traced back to the 16th century.
Although brandy is produced all over the world, it can only be termed cognac if it comes from one of the six approved districts in France.
Cognac acquires more nuances and smells the longer it ferments.
Cognac spans two regions in Western France: Charente-Maritime and Charente-Maritim
rules are controlled by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC).