Spirited wine from France, Pineau des Charentes is the striking combination of a wine’s elegance with the kick of a spirit. The result of hundreds of years of craftsmanship, this bold, sophisticated combination is more relevant than ever, as craft products in the beverage industry are thriving.
Over the last decade, the beverage industry has witnessed the emergence of craft products, along with increased consumer attention to product quality. Consumers seeking excellent, smaller-batch products with traceable production should look no further than Pineau des Charentes, whose commitment to craftsmanship is a clear answer to today’s demand for authenticity and quality. The one-of-a-kind aromas of Pineau des Charentes are the fruit of the unique expertise of winegrowers and cellar masters passed down from generation to generation. In keeping with traditional production methods, the grape juice and cognac must come from the same estate, the same vineyard, and must be made by the same people.
The quality standards and artistry behind Pineau des Charentes have been recognized globally since the industry began to organize itself in 1920, which led to its Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (Protected Designation of Origin) in 1945. This label is a guarantee of Pineau des Charentes’ origin and quality and a recognition of its production methods.
The Pineau des Charentes Committee, known in France as the Comité National du Pineau des Charentes (CNPC), represents over 500 wineries and trade companies that produce Pineau des Charentes in France’s Charente and Charente-Maritime regions. The CNPC protects the interests of those who make and sell these wines.
Bartenders have welcomed craft products with open arms as the new key ingredients in original and authentic cocktails. Here’s a cocktail to try created by Josue Romero
Visit Pineau Academy for more information.