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Introducing the New Chateau de Montifaud 150th Anniversary Cognac

Here’s a delightful new limited edition cognac that is likely to appeal to the cognac collector.  The Chateau de Montifaud 150th Anniversary Cognac is, as its name suggests, paying tribute to the history of the house that stretches back over the last 150 years.. It was back in 1866 when the house was born, and since then the passion and knowledge for all things cognac has been passed down through six generations of the family.  Today, the house is in...
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4 Vintage Cognacs by Prunier

Vintage cognacs are still somewhat of a rarity in the world of cognac.  They are products created from a single year’s harvest, and usually from a single vineyard.  This means they are unique product - and the taste of each is determined by a combination of happenings that can never be repeated: namely, the soil, the weather throught the whole growing season, the skill of the distiller and, of course, the aging process. Prunier Cognac excel at producing vintage year...
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What is Craft Cognac?

By Max For some years now we’ve been seeing the word ‘craft’ being applied to various types of drinks. Right now everyone wants to be in the craft business: Craft beer, craft gin, craft cider. The other day I discovered Schoppe Bräu, a solid Craft Beer from Berlin. So it was only a matter of time before we began to see the emergence of craft cognac. Speaking of Craft Beer: I must of course mention organic pioneer and family-run Cognac/Pineau/Beer-producer Guy Pinard. It...
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Louis Royer Cognac is Sold to Terroirs Distillers for $105 Million

I know we're running a bit late with that story. But we still had to publish this one so here it is: Suntory, the Japanese drinks giant, has confirmed that it has brokered a deal to sell Louis Royer SAS Cognac to Terroirs Distillers. The French spirits company is paying a cool 13 billion yen for the company, which equates to approximately $105 million US dollars.     Terroirs Distillers is a privately owned company who beat Philippine liquor firm, Emparador Inc. to the...
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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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