Getting to the essence of cognac: the distiller’s art

Part 4 of the understanding cognac series: the deft hand of the master blender is critical to production

Getting to the essence of cognac: the distiller’s art
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Part 4 of the understanding cognac series: the deft hand of the master blender is critical to production

With Cognac, it’s all about terroir

Cognac part 3: The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes

With Cognac, it’s all about terroir
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This is part 3 in our series The business of cognac

Part 3 in our series the Business of Cognac: The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes

Cognac: A spirit’s spirit to survive and thrive

The traditional cognac houses have had to overcome grape plagues, the rising popularity of Scotch whisky, counterfeiting and war

Cognac: A spirit’s spirit to survive and thrive
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The traditional cognac houses have had to overcome grape plagues, the rising popularity of Scotch whisky, counterfeiting and war

Cognac, a short history of an enduring spirit

Part 1 of a seven-part series on the history, production and business of cognac

Cognac, a short history of an enduring spirit
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This is part 1 in our series The business of cognac

Part 1 of a seven-part series on the history, production and business of cognac

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer

One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer
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One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilation

Language, religious laws and practices, cultural and culinary traditions all function to discourage, prevent or, at the very least, slow down assimilation

Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilation
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Language, religious laws and practices, cultural and culinary traditions all function to discourage, prevent or, at the very least, slow down assimilation

Vive le Quebec libre, 50 years later

There was a swift response to Charles de Gaulle’s intrusion into Canadian affairs during the centennial summer of 50 years ago

Vive le Quebec libre, 50 years later
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There was a swift response to Charles de Gaulle’s intrusion into Canadian affairs during the centennial summer of 50 years ago

Macron moves to the head of the globalist, progressive class

Staring down Donald Trump, and then addressing the American people directly about the need to combat global warming, shows a man willing to lead and inspire

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Staring down Donald Trump, and then addressing the American people directly about the need to combat global warming, shows a man willing to lead and inspire

Did France put an end to the new nationalism?

If Marine Le Pen can rebrand her party’s new nationalist identity, she can still be a huge game changer in Europe and North America, despite her loss

Did France put an end to the new nationalism?
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If Marine Le Pen can rebrand her party’s new nationalist identity, she can still be a huge game changer in Europe and North America, despite her loss

On burkinis, burkas and Halloween masks

While the burkini may offend the fashion sensibilities of some French mayors, it doesn't pose a threat to public safety

On burkinis, burkas and Halloween masks
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MICALLEF: While the burkini may offend the fashion sensibilities of some French mayors, it doesn’t pose a threat to public safety