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Monnet: A cognac producer unites Europe December 9, 2010

Jean Monnet: How a Cognac Producer became The Father of Europe

Jean Monnet, born on the 9th November 1888 is regarded as one of Europe’s founding fathers – they call him Mister Europe. Born into the famous Monnet Cognac family, he decided to turn his back on formal education at the age of 16 and left Cognac for London.  He remained here for 2 years, learning…

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Christmas Tree with Cognac December 9, 2010

Creative Madness for Christmas: A Tree with Louis XIII Decanters

Jingle bells.. jingle bells.. jingle decanters… The people at the Sofitel in London must have had a creative moment: Let’s create an exclusive christmas tree, with Baccarat Louis XIII bottles – and ahm, let’s put it in the lobby. Said and done. A Christmas tree with Cognac Louis XIII. The “tree” is seventeen foot high,…

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Mayor of Cognac December 8, 2010

The historical union between Cognac’s mayors and the region’s brandy

It was back in 1887 that the town of Cognac purchased the Hotel Otard de la Grange in order to house the Town Hall, and it remains so to this day.  Inside the hall, marble slabs display the names of all 33 Mayors since the revolution. Included in this list are many people from the…

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The Top 10 Cognacs 2011 December 7, 2010

Top Ten 2011 Cognac, Brandy and Liqueur list: The coolest products for the next year

Here comes Cognac Expert’s Top10 lists of the “coolest” Cognacs of 2011. Of course “cool” maybe a strange definition you may think – but hey, it’s always a matter of taste. So please don’t feel offended if your favourite Cognac isn’t in this list and add yours via the comments at the bottom. So we…

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Angry Pineau farmers December 7, 2010

Angry voices over proposed Pineau tax drop

Pineau, cognac’s ‘little brother’ is once again the subject of controversy due to a new finance bill passed in late November.  This bill, which plans to lower the taxes on both wines and Pineau liqueurs, has caused much heated debate between the spirit producers and those of wine and liqueurs. This battle, which commenced some…

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Cocktail December 6, 2010

The cognac cocktail trap: Banana, Tonic and Lemon?

Everywhere you look nowadays you find recipes for various different cognac cocktails.  And of course, the cognac producers themselves have been quick to notice this and to produce tipples appropriate for this particular usage.  With the commencement of this year’s London Cocktail Week Exhibition and Courvoisier’s involvement, this shows just how seriously the cocktail drinks…

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