French food focus - August 2018

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Pineau des Charentes, an apéro produced in Charente and Charente-Maritime, is a ‘vin de liqueur’ made from Cognac weau-de-vie and grape juice (and sometimes grape must).

It was traditionally made by Cognac producers just for their own consumption. “I don’t know why my great grandfather Henri Chainier decided to produce it for sale in 1933,” says Damien Fradon. “But he was one of the first to have that idea; we still make it today, and I’d say we are primarily ...

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