This postcard came from my French penpal. Why is Cognac well-known around the world?
The town gives its name to one of the world's best-known types of brandy or eau de vie. Drinks that bear this name must be made in certain areas around the town of Cognac and must be made according to strictly-defined regulations in order to be granted the name Cognac.
I don't drink alcohol at all (yes, really), but I find this town interesting anyway :)