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(New Delhi TV)   After cognac becomes smash hit in China despite increasing obscurity in the West, France hopes even more obscure armagnac and calvados can achieve similar status as Asian status symbol   (ndtv.com) divider line 20
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2014-05-31 10:07:51 PM
Can't have my armagnac.  Nope.  Not  a drop you hear me.
 
2014-05-31 11:49:14 PM
China is really diving head first into all of the nouveau riche clichés aren't they.
 
2014-05-31 11:49:57 PM
A one percent market in China is more growth than you'll ever find in the west.
 
2014-05-31 11:53:09 PM

wildcardjack: A one percent market in China is more growth than you'll ever find in the west.


At least until the whole house-of-cards Chinese economy collapses in on itself.
 
2014-06-01 12:04:04 AM

TuteTibiImperes: China is really diving head first into all of the nouveau riche clichés aren't they.


Oh yeah. They farking love Remy Martin XO over there.
 
2014-06-01 12:18:58 AM
No casks of amontillado? No vats of malmsey?
 
2014-06-01 01:13:44 AM
Let's hope they stop there so that I can keep the Salignac alllll to myself.
 
2014-06-01 01:27:22 AM
Calvados is kind of hard to find in the US, but it is awesome. Its distilled from apples. French apple pickers drink the stuff for breakfast before heading out to the orchard. Good calva gives you a tart headful of granny smith apple aroma before you sip it.

I drink the stuff by the crate, and I expect it will kill me. I regret nothing.
 
2014-06-01 02:31:51 AM
China just heard about the Ladies' Man?
 
2014-06-01 02:42:56 AM

TuteTibiImperes: wildcardjack: A one percent market in China is more growth than you'll ever find in the west.

At least until the whole house-of-cards Chinese economy collapses in on itself.


Then the 1% will want even more! You don't think the upper echelon of their society isn't as hedged as ours? Own the land, own the infrastrucutre, own the intellectual rights to the means of production.
 
2014-06-01 03:31:03 AM

Arkanaut: TuteTibiImperes: China is really diving head first into all of the nouveau riche clichés aren't they.

Oh yeah. They farking love Remy Martin XO over there.


I love me some XO over here.
 
2014-06-01 03:43:15 AM

TuteTibiImperes: China is really diving head first into all of the nouveau riche clichés aren't they.


The local liquors in China are mind-bendingly nasty. The shiattiest low grade port is ten times better than the finest sorghum wine.

If you have the money you'd buy better stuff to.
 
2014-06-01 06:34:14 AM

Bonzo_1116: TuteTibiImperes: China is really diving head first into all of the nouveau riche clichés aren't they.

The local liquors in China are mind-bendingly nasty. The shiattiest low grade port is ten times better than the finest sorghum wine.

If you have the money you'd buy better stuff to.


So is it time for some enterprising Chinese person to start making traditional Chinese spirits with the same quality as western spirits?

Will it work or will it just get ripped off and berried under the fakes?
 
2014-06-01 03:54:11 PM
Cognac is scarce? Since when?
 
2014-06-01 06:29:45 PM

Norfolking Chance: Will it work or will it just get ripped off and berried under the fakes?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-01 06:58:41 PM
I had the joy of sampling some 30-year aged armagnac, once. I don't even like brandy, and I'm still at a loss for words as to how fantastic that was.
 
2014-06-01 08:07:03 PM

2wolves: Can't have my armagnac.  Nope.  Not  a drop you hear me.


A votre sante, m'sieur.  (clink)
 
2014-06-01 08:10:41 PM

LedLawless: I had the joy of sampling some 30-year aged armagnac, once. I don't even like brandy, and I'm still at a loss for words as to how fantastic that was.


I had an 18-year armagnac on an Air France A380 in business class.  That stuff was awesome.  Can't imagine what 30-year must have been like.  Probably 12 years more awesome.
 
2014-06-01 08:25:15 PM
I was flying to S.E Asia via Japan for senior trip. There was a lady in front of the duty free giving samples of Remy XO.

You know the stereo type a out how all Asian people look the same? It works backwards was well. Over the course of a 4 hour layover I must have got four or five samples before she caught on.
 
2014-06-02 11:31:14 AM
This is good news. Maybe now the over-demand for bourbon will taper off.
 
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