Types of brandy?
Cognac and Armagnac are the 2 regions in France where Brandy is made, though a sub-region of Cognac called Jarnac is also sometimes regarded on it's own.
Buy a good brandy by learning more about the different types and by tasting each one to determine whether it's pleasing to your palate. Types of brandy include cognac (aged brandy that is double-distilled near the French town of Cognac), Armagnac (which is single-distilled in the Southwest of France), Brandy de Jerez (which is very similar to sherry) and grape brandy (which may be produced elsewhere in the world where grapes are grown). Brandy grades…
Brandy is typically served in a brandy snifter, which is a type of stemware. It is short-stemmed glass with a wide bottom and a slightly narrowed top. The person grasps the snifter so the flat base rests on the palm, with fingers around the wider portion. You will often see people using brandy snifters in movies depicting rich people.