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Letter 27: Armenian Cognac (Կոնյաք/Konyak)

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Եղեգնաձոր (Yeghegnadzor) Friday, May-22-2009


My nephew recently wrote to me asking about the origins of Armenian 'cognac'. Here's what I've dug up.
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From: Raffi

Subject: cognac
To: Received: Monday, May 18, 2009, 8:41 AM

parev kerri
ouremen hima Amsterdam em, yev Ararat cognaki
marketingi vra g'ashxadimgor. ansial shapat, camille
g'essergor vor francatsinere porcecin 'cognac'
par arkilel ararati vra, yev verchavorutiunin, tsouic devin
vor...des moines armeniens ont apporte la recette du cognac
en France
d'ailleurs tu te soviens, en 2005 nous sommes alle
à la vallee d'armeniac.

alors tu peux me confirmer cette histoire? ou si tu as
un article la dessus...merci

Raffi
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Dear Raffi:

What you say makes sense and I remember hearing many aspects of that story, but it will need digging up....

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