The weather couldn't have been more appropriate for our Cognac vs. Armagnac Brandy tasting; a day long New England snowish rain turned into an evening of rainish snow as we began comparing some of our finer cognacs and armagnacs for a group of almost twenty brave souls who came to listen and taste. Gordon's Tasting room, in their Watham location is as perfect a place as any I've seen for this type of tasting seminar and the staff was very helpful and attentive in assisting us. As Christine talked about the differences between the two French brandies, it was clear we had a relatively experienced, knowledgeable and good-natured crowd on hand. All together we tasted two cognacs; our new organic Cognac du Peyrat, VSOP and Cognac Seguinot Napoleon. We followed that with three armagnacs; Artez Folle Blanche VSOP, Armagnac Delord Napoleon, Chauffe Coeur VSOP, and finally, for a kind of refreshing ending, we tasted our Absinthe La Muse Verte, both with and without sugar. We heard great comments afterward and trust everyone made it home safely.