BNIA: US tariffs will ‘destroy’ Armagnac industry

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac (BNIA) has slammed the introduction of a 25% tariff on Armagnac in the US, arguing the move will ‘destroy’ the industry. The US will impose a 25% tariff on additional European goods, including Cognac and brandy from France and Germany, from 12 January. The tariffs are being added as part of a long-running dispute between the EU and the US regarding plane manufacturers Airbus and Boeing. The BNIA trade…

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Armagnac: ‘Potential to be underground success’

Cognac may have the big brands and the heavy prices but producers of cousin spirit Armagnac have more leeway to be creative when it comes to making their liquid. The Spirits Business asks whether their time to shine has arrived. Famed bartender Salvatore Calabrese once described the difference between Armagnac and Cognac as akin to the difference between velvet and silk. “Stroke them,” he said. “The velvet has a deep, rich texture. That is an…

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