Home to the most celebrated French brandy in the world, Cognac is situated on the banks of the river Charente amid beautiful vine-covered countryside just north of Bordeaux.
The grape brandy that takes its name from this charming French town has been cultivated since the Middle Ages and traded since the 12th Century. Ideal for history buffs, the commune boasts a rich political background and dedicated cultural focus on its distillery history, including the Musée des Arts du Cognac built into the medieval town’s old walls.
Adventurers will delight in exploring the many significant stops along the famed Cognac Route from the Roche Courbon Castle to the Fontdouce Abbey.
Take your luxury holiday to the next level by discovering the famous distilled spirit that has been produced and tenderly aged for centuries. Unearth the secrets of blending eaux de vie alongside vineyard experts and delight in tasting the spirit at its very source.
“Sit back and relax, SmoothRed will take you on a faultless, varied, and interesting wine (and gastronomic!) tasting tour in your region of choice. 90 happy people have now been wowed by Bordeaux, Rioja, Tuscany, Languedoc, and Alsace courtesy of SmoothRed. You only live once, so stop sipping it at home and start enjoying it where it is lovingly created, courtesy of the experts at SmoothRed” Hoares Bank
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