Saturday, June 16, 2012
Brandy + Chocolate Pairing by Sunset
Brandy, in case you are as unfamiliar with it as I was, is a distilled wine and short for “brandywine.” Distilled wine means that it's heated and concentrated for a more potent libation.
Cognac is a variety of brandy produced in the area around the French town of Cognac. Like Champagne, unless it's from Champagne, the town, it has to be called 'sparkling wine' or 'Champagne-style.'
Since I wasn't able to get to Soquel to pick up any Osocalis, I made due with what I could find around town. And we found a hit...or two. With our differing palates, we liked different brandies. Here's what we tried...