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Old 10-04-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Cooking w/Cognac

Can you recommend a brand and type i.e., VS, VSOP?

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Old 10-04-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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I would get the best priced one unless money is no object.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:43 PM   #3
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I agree. I'm not a brandy or cognac fan except for cooking, where only a very small amount is ever called for, so the finer points of a good one are completely lost on me. I always buy for price & have never been disappointed in the finished product.

In fact, with the cooler evenings we've begun having here, I just picked up a small bottle (375 ML - about a pint I guess) the other day for Julia Child's recipe for Onion Soup Gratinee, which I hope to make one night soon for dinner. The bottle I have says "ANSAC" - "Product of France, Cognac V.S., Produced and Bottled Ansac, Jonzac, France". I've bought it before & it's quite flavorful to cook with; no funny aftertaste or anything. Cost $9 & change before tax.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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Cheapo. A $10-15 bottle will be fine. I keep one next to my cooking oils along with brandy and sake.

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Old 10-04-2007, 04:49 PM   #5
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Can you recommend a brand and type i.e., VS, VSOP?
E&J is a fine one to cook with, and not terrible to drink, either.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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LOL!!! I edited my post to add the brand I use before seeing your pic Jeekinz. Glad to see someone else likes Ansac as well. : )
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:55 PM   #7
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Believe it or not, someone gave me a bottle of Courvoisier that I used up all on mushroom dishes and sauces. I'll have a cognac maybe once a year, but a cognac sauce 4 times a month. lol
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