Can I return this for wine since I don't drink Cognac?
I received this as a gift 2 years ago and never opened it. Can this cognac ever go bad? It says fine champagne on the box does it mean it is bubbly like champagne?
Anything can go bad. However, "Champaigne" means chalky. It refers to the chalky French soil of the geographical regions/land the berries/grapes are from that produce the the eaux de vie of this cognac. There are no bubbles in this cognac.
Cognac is a living, breathing product. Over the years, the eaux-de-vie is in permanent contact with the oak casks, a natural interaction that gives our cognac its rich colour and complex bouquet. To be legally called cognac, eaux-de-vie must be aged for at least two and half years. Every additional years adds richness and smoother flavours, so even our youngest cognac, Courvoisier VS, uses eaux-de-vie that has been aged for up to eight years.
After being pressed, our Ugni Blanc grape juice naturally ferments for seven days, the fruit sugars transforming it into a sumptuous wine ready for distillation. The clear wine is fruity, dry, slighltly acidic and about 9% by volume. We insist on Micro distilling, where our wine growers ferment their wine in small batches before we select only the very best to go forward for distillation.