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Inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac, the play

Inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac, the play

Cyrano is a poet and a soldier, a brawler and an incurable romantic… a hero. The first among men and totally lost among women. Blessed with being brilliant at everything, cursed by having the biggest nose in all of France.

Cyrano is hopelessly in love with Roxane, but he is too ashamed to confess his love for fear of rejection, so instead becomes a protector, a confidante and friend.

What is Terroir?

What is Terroir?

In French, terroirs reflect what realtors call location – the complex interaction of soil, climate, topography, and other factors that make each grape-producing region (and often each single vineyard) – unique.

In Armagnac there are three Terroirs that constitute a vineyard in the form of a vine leaf representing 15 000 hectares of vines, of which today, 4200 hectares are identified exclusively for the production of Armagnac:

Best Glass for tasting Armagnac

Best Glass for tasting Armagnac

The glass must help to contain and then give expression to the aromas. The balloon glass is not the best suited, although it is the type most often proposed for a tasting. The ideal glass is of the “Tulip” type.

The History of Armagnac

The History of Armagnac

Armagnac is the oldest brandy in France. It is a grape-based spirit with a 700 year old history. It is produced in the region it’s named for – Armagnac, in Gascony, Southwest France.

The Romans introduced the vine in this privileged region, the Arabs the alambic, and the Celts the barrel. Armagnac is born from the meeting of these three cultures.

Armagnac Paradox

Armagnac Paradox

Despite a diet that should fur up their arteries faster than you can say camembert, the French have healthier hearts than most. Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Gascony, where hearty Gascons consume prodigious quantities of foie gras while topping France’s longevity charts—in some measure thanks to Armagnac.