A British-owned gite/B&B near Cognac offering calm and tranquility is to be discovered at Cherac near Cognac (17 Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes) within easy reach of the A10 autoroute north of Bordeaux. Just 11km from Cognac the region offers everything from the obvious attractions of Cognac (and Pineau des Charentes) production to ancient Roman and pre-historic artefacts,
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The Independent (6 September 2008) reports on a legal battle which has been joined over a Whisky which is finished in France, but nevertheless is marketed under the title “Scotch Whisky”. The Bercloux Brewery in the village of Bercloux (17 Charente-Maritime) between Cognac and St Jean d’Angely has a bit of a history of producing
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A surprising concoction from a respected Madiran producer, which challenges the perception of the rich tannic Tannat grape from southwest France. It almost sounds a contradiction in terms, and another of those rather dubious French inventions which I have always suspected were just a way to re-invent unwanted left-over grape juice! The Birmingham Post (3
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Maison Deau’s cellars are situated near Gemozac in the Charentes, between the town of Cognac and the sea. This is a long-established family Cognac house, which until recently sold most of its production to one of the major marques in Cognac, but has now decided that it is proud enough of the quality of its
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