About Aperitifs

Aperitifs - Introduced in 1846, aperitif is an alcoholic beverage usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite and also facilitat...

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The Vintage Range

At Spirits of France, we are fortunate enough to have access to hundreds of products which no other Australian retailer can source. Introduc...

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About Armagnac

Armagnac is located in the Gascony region. In 1909, Armagnac was categorised into three different regions, being Bas-Armagnac, Armagnac Tenarèze, H...

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About Calvados

Calvados (Cahl vah dos) is the authentic apple (and pear) brandy, made in Normandy, north west of France. The Varieties are cider (and pear) apples...

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About Cognac

Cognac (pronounce CONIAK) is the most famous brandy in the world. Cognac is made in the Charente region, on the east cost of France, just north of ...

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What is Tequila?

How is Tequila Made? Tequila is believed to have originated in the 1600s when the Spanish colonists invaded South America. Don Pedro Sánchez de Tag...

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Armagnac vs Cognac

Sipping a glass of good brandy is a classic and fancy way to treat yourself. In France, the Cognac and Armagnac regions produced some of the b...

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Classic Ways to Drink Gin

Written by: Mikayla Newman Made of antioxidant-loaded berries, you probably should probably think about stashing some bottles of Christian Droui...

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The Truth About Cider...

The Truth about Traditional Cider: Traditionally, Le cidre de pomme francais (French cider) by law, is made by the partial or total wild ferment...

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What is Absinthe?

Absinthe is a strongly alcoholic aperitif made from alcohol and distilled herbs or herbal extracts, chief amongst them grand wormwood (Artemisia ab...

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About Rum

Rum is a spirit that’s distilled either from fermented molasses (a viscous by-product of the sugar industry where most of the aromatics have been l...

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About Tequila and Mezcal

Tequila - Tequila is an authentic spirit, made from plants called agaves, in the region of Jalisco, Mexico. Tequila is the result of cooked...

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