Chapter Five - Wine Reference

Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac

From the town of Cognac, France

Pronounced 'Loo-ee Trhezz'. So now you know. 

The title for this chapter was plucked from the text because that is what Peter drank when he came home from his trip. Louis XIII Cognac is very expensive, around  $3,000 for a 750 ML bottle. The crystal decanter is handmade by Baccarat which adds to the value.

The selection of Louis XIII as Peter's drink of choice was to highlight his privileged upbringing which is in contrast to his wife, Grace's. 

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FUN FACT: Cognac is a type of Brandy and named after the town of Cognac in France. For a brandy to bear the name Cognac, its production methods must meet certain requirements including that it must be made from specified grapes of which Ugni blanc, known locally as Saint-Emillion, is the one most widely used. Additionally the brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Cognac matures in the same way as whiskies and wine when aged in barrels, and most cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum two years.