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Frapin celebrates: Multimillesime No. 6 Cognac Limited Edition & New Cellars

There's big news at the house of Cognac Frapin. They have just released the latest new cognac in their Multimillesime range – the Multimillesime No. 6. And they inaugurated a new location for their cellars - the treasure chest where the eau-de-vie gets aged. As the name suggests, this is the sixth expression in the series, and it’s been created using Grande Champagne vintage cognacs from the years 1986, 1988, and 1991. We’ve not yet had a chance to taste...
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Hip Hop continues to take Center Stage in Cognac – with Cam’ron and SoulTronik

Hpnotiq & Cam’ron join forces for web commercial It’s amazing to see how the relationship between Hip Hop and cognac has been established so firmly. Cognac producers of all sizes are putting their efforts into promoting this culture and music genre in a variety of different ways. We love how this continues to diversify the Cognac community worldwide. Cognac, vodka and fruit liqueur "Hpnotiq" has joined forces with Hip-Hop artist Cam’ron to create a commercial for their product. It sees Cam’ron play the part of a game show...
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Sophie & Max’s Visit to DEAU Cognac

In the late summer of 2013 we had the pleasure of visiting DEAU Cognac; a brand that we were aware of, but were not yet that familiar with. It gave us the chance to both meet some wonderful people, and also to taste some very fine cognac. Discovering the production facilities, the chai (cellars) and of course the distillery was a real pleasure. DEAU's trilogy Cognac is a secret champion - smooth, outstanding quality. Even the trip to get there...
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2 New Bache-Gabrielsen Cognacs: Reflexion & Sein de Dieu

It seems it’s been a while since an exciting new cognac was launched to market – and now two come along in one fell swoop! And this time it comes from the market leader of cognac sales in Norway, Bache-Gabrielsen. 2015 is the 110th anniversary of the house, and they’re certainly celebrating in style. The first of the new cognacs is the Bache-Gabrielsen Reflexion. This Grande Champagne cognac is a pre-World War II delight, and is the creation of baster blender,...
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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 grades and the blending

When you start discovering Cognac, one of the first things you notice is that each bottle is graded in different ways - and the most common of these are VS, VSOP and XO.  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...
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