Welcome to THE BRANDY ADVOCATE, your source for news and views on Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, and the wide world of eaux de vie.

Brandy is primed for its moment, and in each issue we’ll bring you articles, cellar reports, reviews, tasting notes, commentary—and most importantly, how to source and buy the special bottles we talk about. Subscribers get promo codes in each issue!

The idea for this newsletter was hatched on a brandy-soaked visit to Armagnac by Jason Wilson (Godforsaken Grapes, Boozehound) and Adam Kamin (Off Premise, Chicago’s spot for real wine and spirits). We see a burgeoning community of brandy drinkers thirsty for knowledge and information, and we hope to be a resource and a voice as our tribe grows. Join us! Sign up today!