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Glows in the dark: Martell VSOP La French Touch Limited Edition by DJ Etienne de Crecy

For its 300th anniversary, Martell releases a new 'La French Touch' VSOP special edition, designed by famous DJ Etienne de Crecy. The VSOP bottle will be available in Asian travel retail. There is also another new limited edition bottle of Martell Noblige. Both bottles feature glow-in-the-dark UV effects. The 1 lire VSOP bottle is priced at +$80 Martell VSOP while the Noblige comes in a 700ml bottle, retailing at around $70. The new Martell bottles will be available across key airports like Hong Kong,...
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A. de Fussigny launches VSOP Collection Set

A. de Fussigny has launched a VSOP Collection Set. The tasting set features 5 different Cognacs: 4 bottles from growth areas of the Cognac region: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, and Fins Bois - and one organic Cognac. Every bottle is at 200ml and presented in the company's typical bottle design. All Cognac is at 40% ABV, all Cognacs of course are also available as 700ml bottles. This makes a great Cognac tasting set. The box features additional information on the back, e.g....
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Cognac Augier: New Look, New Home at Pernod Ricard

This may come as a surprise, but Cognac Augier is the oldest of all the existing cognac houses. It was established in 1643 by a wine merchant, during a time when the region was still finding out about the potential of its grapes, wine, and distilled eau-de-vie. No one knew at that time what a success story Cognac would soon have worldwide. Cognac Augier have limited production to select batches from the very early beginnings, guaranteeing only the most outstanding quality. To this day,...
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Martell Grande Champagne 1965 for Singapore’s Independence

The House of Martell, the oldest of the great cognac houses, presents a new jewel: Martell Grande Champagne 1965. The exclusive decanter is a specially designed and bottled vintage that pays tribute to Singapore's 50 years of independence. It comes in an edition of three only, truly symbolizing this rare moment in the country's history and the strong ties it has with the world of Cognac, and Martell Cognac in particular. For the historic occasion in Singapore's history dating back to 1965, Cognac...
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Our Visit to Frapin Cognac

If Segonzac is the capital of Cognac’s Premier Cru terroir, then the House of Frapin is one of its flagships. This family run business is firmly rooted (in more ways than one), in the heart of Grande Champagne… The Frapins (now allied with Cointreau for two generations) settled in the region in 1270. Today the house’s 240 hectares of vineyards stretch for 10kms, surrounding Chateau de Fontpinot in Segonzac. Not only are the family farmers, vintners, distillers and directors, but...
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Everything about VS, VSOP, XO, Napoléon Cognac. Learn about the different quality rating and the blending

When you start discovering Cognac, one of the first things you notice is that each bottle has a different rating - and the most common of these are VS, VSOP and XO Cognac.  But what does this actually mean?  And what about blending - how does that work? Okay, so let's start at the beginning, and discover exactly what these (sometimes confusing) terms actually mean: VS Cognac: This stands for 'Very Special' or alternatively, ✯✯✯ (three stars) means exactly the same.  Cognacs of this quality...
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