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Since 1984, Jean-Michel Guillouet took the continuation of his large father, Michel. He looks after the 15 hectares of orchards close to the Domfrontais soil, where multiple old varieties mix with. We deliver the Calvados - Michel Huard in all Belgium, France and Luxembourg
Cognac Léopold Gourmel A carrying name When Pierre Voisin creates his company accompanied by Olivier Blanc in 1972, he baptizes it Léopold Gourmel in tribute to his grandfather. The two founders indeed appreciate the authenticity of this character, and particularly his close connection with nature when it cultivates his vines and its garden of the Ile de Ré. A respect of the environment which agrees to wonder with their manner of conceiving the development of cognac… And it is still Léopold, harness-maker of its state, which inspires the emblem of the brand: the head of horse. There too, the symbol is strong, because the most beautiful conquest of the man joins perfectly the nobility, the elegance and the smoothness of cognac Léopold Gourmel. Lastly, beyond the emotional comparisons, the justification of this patronymic choice is also in the evocative power of its pronunciation. To say “Léopold Gourmel”… is already to feel like a promise of new flavours and pretty moments of complicity…
Adriano Ramos Pinto (1859-1927) Young artist inserted in the artistic medium of Oporto, it founded his company in 1880, at the 21 years age. He achieved his goal very early to conquer the Brazilian market. With the flight of its turnover, it offers a share of its company to his António brother, in 1896. Philosophy: “Producing, product and consumer are here connected by the temptation which is the true heart of the business.” (José-Augusto França, in “Ramos Pinto 1880-1980”) By its policy of personalization and autonomy, which gave to its wines their single and incomparable character, the House Ramos Pinto defined the axes of development by which she intends to continue her work. Having always considered that the quality of its wines took root in the ground mother of Douro, the House Ramos Pinto went owner of several fields, carefully selected within the Area of Appellation contrôlée. It was the first stage of a wine course founded on a philosophy of self-sufficiency, in the objective to guarantee in the short run the totality of the production of grapes used in the wines of Oporto and table. The search of excellence appears in the effective quality of the produced wines and in the respect of a tradition of pionnier as regards research, which has directed for several decades the strategy of production of the House. With this oenological qualitative aim was always associated an original artistic sensitivity bequeathed by Adriano Ramos Pinto, for whom to appreciate a good wine was an eminently cultural act, rooted in the European tradition. This sensitivity is manifest in the splendid decoration of the offices, the order of works of art, the publication of editions of quality or the practice of the cultural patronage. In order to perpetuate the tradition, the House Ramos Pinto creates, in 1997, the archaeological Museum of Ervamoira; it puts at the disposal of researchers the invaluable documentary heritage of its Historical Archives; it supports research projects in the fields of the history and the art history and recently inaugurated space museologic “Casa Ramos Pinto”, devoted to the history of the company and advertising art.
The selection of the fruits is the first big step in the manufactoring process of a brandy of quality. Metté distilling has renewed for several years their fidelity with the same suppliers in order to make sure of the excellent quality of the fruits. The fruits are delivered in modest amounts in order not to damage them, then they are sorted and put out of tank of fermentation or maceration at the hand to avoid the use of the pump which would wound the fruit. After maceration only one distillation will be carried out to which one eliminates head and tail not to keep that the heart of heating (70°) which will be tiny room to 45° with water. After distillation, the eau-de-vie are put out of tank stainless. They age there between 6 and 8 years before marketing.
Discover our broad Whisky range: MORE THAN 80 different WHISKY BRANDS The whisky (or whiskey) is the generic name of a set of eau-de-vie manufactured by distillation of or not malted malted cereals. The origin of the whisky is still today prone to controversies between Irishman and Scot, each one going of his oldest proof. Thereafter, the whisky was exported towards the New World, in particular in the United States, Canada and in China. Since the beginning of the 20th century, distillings developed in Japan, then in the rest of the world more recently. Large Whisky delivery Belgium Brussels
Grappa is a grape brandy made in Italy, the Swiss canton of Ticino and San Marino. There are several types of grappa: Giovani bunch (young grappa): The young or white grappa is immediately bottled after being distilled or left standing in waterproof steel, fiberglass or glass vats. This grappa has a harmonious structure, delicate scents, a dry and pleasant taste. Cluster invecchiate (aged or refined grappa): the refined grappa rests for some time in wooden barrels: 12 months for the refined version, 18 months for the very refined version, also called reserve. The wood, which allows the distilled product to come into contact with oxygen, makes the grappa take on a more complex personality, giving it a series of fragrances that add to the original aromas, and change its color. The barrels, of different types of wood and of different capacities, give the color of the grappa shades which vary between the straw yellow, the walleye and the amber. Aromatic bunch (scented or flavored grappa): to make the product even more fragrant, the range of flavoring products is vast. You can add medicinal plants, spices or fruits, such as mint, cumin, juniper berries, sage, eucalyptus, licorice, wild berries and many other components to add a drink. of grappa of medicinal, stimulating and beneficial virtues. Monovitigno grappe (grappa mono-varietal): grappa can be defined as a single grape variety if 85% of the grapes used belong to a single variety of grapes, or poly grape varieties if the varieties used are more numerous. The following grapes, among others, are used for the production of grappa: Amarone, Barbera, Barolo, Brunello, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Fragolino, Grignolino, Malvasia, Marzemino, Merlot, Müller-Thurgau, Muscat, Nebbiolo, Nosiola, Picolit , Pinot, Prosecco, Ramandolo, Refosco dal peduncolo rosso, Ribolla gialla, Sauvignon, Schiava, Schioppettino, Teroldego, Tocai friulano, Traminer, Verduzzo Friulano.
Rum (English: rum, Spanish: ron) is a brandy originating in the Americas, produced from sugar cane or by-products of the sugar industry. It is consumed white, aged in barrel (old rum) or spicy. It then takes an amber color more or less dark. Depending on the raw material used, it can be called agricultural or industrial.
Vodka (Polish: wódka, Russian: водка, Bulgarian: водка) is a colorless alcoholic beverage of 40 degrees. The origin of this eau-de-vie is located in Russia or Poland according to sources. It is usually a potato brandy or cereal, but other raw materials can be used. It has become the national alcohol of many countries (Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Finland, etc.) 2. Between 4,000 and 5,000 brands of vodka are present on the market. Today, vodka is produced in many countries, both in traditionally producing countries and in most countries that consume alcohol. Vodka is the most consumed alcohol in the world with just over 500 million cases of 9 liters in 20053. Vodka is found in the composition of many cocktails. "Wikipedia source"
Gin is a spirit drink obtained by flavoring ethyl alcohol with mainly juniper berries, like gin. The development of gin begins with the alcoholic fermentation of a malt. aroma with flattering nose, very floral, mouthfeel just as floral and soft and an original bottle, reminiscent of apothecary bottles, with its cork and retro label ("Max the Monkey - Schwarzwald Dry Gin"). The flavors of the Monkey 47 come from the 47 infused plants: hibiscus, cassia, fragrant rush, elderberry, cranberry, jasmine, spruce ... This gin below named best gin in the world in 2011 and it is worth less than fifty euros. To test emergency so called Monkey 47 in tribute to the British commander Montgomery is elaborated by small cuvée (1250 liters) and distilled in small stills steamed, and aged in clay pots.
Tequila, or tequila, is an alcoholic drink produced in Mexico from a plant called Agave tequilana. In French, the word is masculine or feminine, but tends to be feminine
The oldest house of Armagnac Founded in 1832 under Napoleon III Castarede House is the oldest house of Trading Armagnac. C "is Baron Haussmann, Prefect in Nerac that prompted our ancestors to inscribe the first s in the commercial register. More that a trade, the Armagnac is a passion, a heritage, a heritage to be safeguarded. To find the Castarède Armagnac of your year of birth .....