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The Week in Cognac: China Improves, Advertising Quandary, A ‘Maniac’ Video, Comic Genius, New Vines & Old Cognac

Well, it’s been a busy week or so on the cognac front, with plenty of interesting happenings. From sales in China to comic book shady dealings in a fictional cognac world, Cognac-Expert brings you up to date in all that’s happening in the world of cognac… 1.  Rémy sales are UP in China: but for how long? It’s been a long haul regarding Chinese sales over the past few years, thanks to the austerity measures introduced by the government regarding gifts....
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New Product Release: Prunier Cognac ‘Claire’ Limited Edition

Okay, so trying to come up with something new when it comes to Cognac is pretty challenging. Prunier Cognac have certainly made the effort when it comes to their new limited edition, the Prunier Cognac ‘Claire’ Carafe Rare Reserve. It’s being marketed as a ‘collector’s carafe’, limited to 500 decanters. The masters behind Prunier Cognac certainly know a thing or two about their trade; they’ve been around since 1701. The Prunier ‘Claire’ Limited Edition Cognac is the creation of the Master...
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It’s Official: Gautier Cognac 1762 the oldest in the world

When it comes to world records, the oldest authenticated cognac has to be one that any company would be delighted to hold.  And bizarrely, it was a simple Google search that brought this to light for the director of Gautier Cognac, Olivier Bernazeau.  And, we have to be perfectly honest - it's currently agreed that this is the oldest bottle in the world to have been sold at auction.  But hey, that's still a pretty good record to hold. One can...
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The Week in Cognac (with Infographic): Top 10 Brands & Record Harvest and Sales 2015

Introducing a superb new feature – The Week in Cognac. It’s always great to get the latest news on what’s happening in the world of cognac straight to your inbox. But hey – we know as well as anyone that sometimes the amount of traffic through your email can sometimes become overwhelming. So to help combat this, and to ensure that Cognac Expert continues to provide our loyal readers with the best news and information possible, we’ve put together this...
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Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal launches in Europe

Check out what Cognac-Expert's Michelle reviewed for you: Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal! Since 1724 and for five generations the House of Rémy Martin have created Fine Champagne cognacs that have been driven by the quest to capture the Heart of Cognac. Due to its success in the United States, Rémy Martin lovers will be very pleased to hear that 1738 Accord Royal has now reached Europe, where of course it was created in the first place. Cellar master Georges...
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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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