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Seafood and Cognac: Food Pairing is a new Art

Cognac is not just an after-dinner drink anymore! Its unique flavors pair exceedingly well with food to create new experiences for your taste buds. Here's the first article in our Cognac Food-Pairing Series–we're starting off with Seafood. Earlier this year, in the city of Cognac, Expérience sur Mesure, a company with a new food and wine concept to offer, was born. Oriane Chambon, former Château de L’Yeuse sommelier, and Cédric Coulaut, chef from the same fine-dining establishment just outside of Cognac,...
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Harvest is over in Cognac: A complicated Year

Harvesting grapes to make Cognac surely can't be rocket science. You simply wait for the grapes to reach their optimum level, then get out there and pick them? Nothing could be further from the truth. Ensuring that hundreds (or thousands) of hectares of vines are harvested at exactly the right time–let alone being able to check all the individual parcels of vineyards–is something that requires an expert eye, in-depth knowledge, and the odd prayer to the weather gods! Harvesting grapes is...
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NEW: Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No. 2

For the legions of Hennessy fans out there, there’s a real headliner about to hit the shelves. But you’ll have to move fast–because this truly is a case of ‘when it’s gone, it’s gone!’ Sign up for alert as soon as Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No.2 is available. Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No.2 Cognac is the very last product to be created by the Cognac giant’s departing master blender Yann Fillioux. And for those who have even the tiniest bit of knowledge about Cognac, this is...
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NEW: Courvoisier Cognac aged in Sherry Cask Finish

As Cognac continues to evolve as a popular spirit across the globe, innovative new products continue to be announced. The latest of these is the Courvoisier Sherry Cask Finish Cognac–the first in what the house promises is to be an evolving new range, entitled, The Master’s Cask Collection. It was unveiled with much pizazz at a media event held in London, England, on the 26 September, 2017. Right on trend It's certainly true to say that ‘cask finishes’ are all the rage...
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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 age specific rating. The most common ratings are VS Cognac, VSOP Cognac and XO Cognac. But what does this actually mean? And what about blending - how does that work? Get an overview of every Cognac age category in our online shop. Let's start at the beginning by discovering exactly what these terms actually mean: VS Cognac: This stands for 'Very Special' Alternatively, ✯✯✯ (three stars), means exactly the same...
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