A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 21, 2015
“All Cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is Cognac”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Wine without Frills:
Everyday Enjoyment of Imported Wines and Spirits

By the Schenley Import Corporation
New York, NY: Schenley Import Corporation
1939
Pg. 58:
Ques. Are “Cognac” and “Brandy” synonymous terms?
Ans. No. All Cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is Cognac.

Google Books
Deviance &Respectability:
The Social Construction of Moral Meanings

Edited by Jack D. Douglas
New York, NY: Basic Books
1970
Pg. 336:
The relationship between deviance and respectability is much like that of cognac and brandy: as all cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is cognac; so, too, all deviance is other than respectable, but not all that is other than respectable is deviant.

Google Books
Alcohol, Proof of What?
By Essie E. Lee
New York, NY: J. Messner
1976
Pg. 52:
All cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is cognac.

Napa Valley (CA) Register
May 21, 2015
The Wine Exchange by Allen R. Balik
Cognac. a wine or spirit?
(...)
In any discussion of brandy and Cognac, it is important to remember the old adage, “While all Cognac is brandy, not all brandy is Cognac.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, May 21, 2015 • Permalink