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... to take a tour of this factory, however you can
only make reservations through the tourist office and the tourist office was
closed for renovations. Apparently Dana and I chose the wrong weekend to go
exploring in Cognac.
Putting the disappointment aside, Cognac had a very
interesting downtown area. Again, this was a place where only pedestrians could
walk. It was cobble stones and there were some very cute, typical French buildings
And so the weekend travelling has begun. Even if it was a nice little short day trip to Saintes. Saintes is about a half hour train ride South East from Rochefort, it is also found along the Charente….the river that Rochefort is on. BUT, in Saintes, the water is a nice bluey green colour, rather than the muddy brown colour we have in Rochefort. If it wasn't such a gloomy, misty day it would have been much ...
Just a short drive up to a small village where there was a perfect little aire. We took Smartie out to shop and look round the area and see the changes in the landscape. We went from vines to forests to orchards and back to vines. We are close ...
... drying sunflowers. Arrived at Angouleme, small town but excellent new campsite. Camped next to some more Aussies, Matt and Jane from Perth, who had been travelling Europe on and off for several years, initially in a Motorhome, now in a caravan. Much chatting over few red ...
... create the cognac.
Basically, cognac is a twice-distilled white wine, which, prior to distillation and barrel-aging, is quite acidic and not very palatable. The eau-de-vie is distilled in very specialized small, copper kettles, then aged in several different types of French oak barrels, depending on the characteristics the cellar master wishes to impart to the cognac. Cognac must ...