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Cognac Bache-Gabrielsen: Next Flash Sale

We present to you this month's partner for our upcoming Flash Sale: Bache Gabrielsen. Sign up here if you'd like to be notified about the Flash Sale.  We're thrilled that Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, a huge supporter of ours since the early days of Cognac-Expert, has agreed to share a range of his Cognacs with our readers at a one-off discounted rate. Most of them are not even available on the market. This is an amazing opportunity, especially considering that you can't get your hands on this beautiful...
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Is Armagnac Poised to Become a Hit in the USA?

So there’s no doubting the love of Cognac, both in the US and around the world.  But it appears that the small wine growing region of Gascony, France, and their brandy known as Armagnac, is hoping that two highly important economic events in the US might well see their product becoming far more mainstream.  These are the relaxing of the trade embargoes with Cuba, and the lift of the ban of Foie Gras in California. So how on earth are...
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New: Hennessy VS Limited Edition by Ryan McGinness

It’s been a while now since we’ve seen a new, funky street art Hennessy VS Cognac bottle.  So the new limited edition created by artist, Ryan McGinness, is a great follow up to those already in the series by the likes of KAWS, Futura X, Os Gemeos and Shepard Fairey. And what a bottle it is, with color throughout the spectrum literally exploding off the bottle.  A fitting tribute to the cognac house’s 250th anniversary. The somewhat psychedelic artist who, by...
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Hardy L’Ete Cognac Launch at the Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron

Chateau Lamothe-Bergon, in Cussac-Fort-Medoc, home of Hardy Cognac, was the location for the launch of their latest product – the Hardy L’Ete Cognac. The event was held on Sunday 14 June in the splendor of the newly renovated 19th century house, and it was an honor to be a part of it. The launch saw a gathering that included key personnel from Hardy Cognac, H. Mounier, and other honored guests. It was a real celebration as to what the group...
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Introducing: Pierre Lecat Cognac

Pierre Lecat Cognac may be a new cognac brand - with the first bottles arriving earlier this year - the history of their cognac, however, dates back some eighty years and is very much a family affair. The family-owned farm in Saint Fraigne has supplied quality eaux-de-vie to some of the major cognac houses since the 1970s. Yet during all these years they have also kept and aged their stock in their own cellars. The concept for their own brand,...
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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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