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Hennessy VHILS Limited Edition VS Cognac: 8th in series

The Hennessy VHILS Limited Edition VS Cognac is the eight edition in this unique collaboration of the Cognac giant with some of the 21st century’s brightest artists. VIHLS, from Portugal, uses the technique known as ‘creative destruction’ in his work. Both he and Hennessy have worked together to create a limited edition bottle with what they say has, 'a social conscience'. To this end, the design showcases faces of various musicians, artists, and activists who’re actively working to promote...
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Why is Cognac Called Cognac?

If you know your Cognac, then you’ll already know the answer to this question. But despite massive leaps forward in the global recognition stakes, a lot of confusion still surrounds the term 'Cognac’. Here is the definitive guide as to why Cognac is called Cognac. In addition, we’ll talk about the Cognac vs. brandy debate. In order to understand the first question, it’s necessary to have a little comprehension about this too. Cognac: It’s a place… And a drink And to add...
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Remy Martin VSOP Limited Edition

If you thought that it was only Hennessy that had the monopoly on funky artist collaborations, then think again. Introducing the futuristic VSOP Remy Martin Limited Edition Cognac with Matt W. Moore. This almost psychedelic offering draws on a modern day take on very old, traditional Remy icons. The world-famous graphic designer/artist has re-imagined vines, leaves, grapes, and even the iconic Centaur logo that stands at unmistakable symbol of this famous house. As Remy Martin say, this US artist who’s unique...
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Craft is on the Rise: The 2018 COGNAC AWARDS

Year on year, the prestigious world beverage Cognac Awards competitions gain more entrants. After all, who doesn’t love a medal winner? And these awards are certainly not given out lightly by their expert panels of judges. We’re delighted to be able to bring you the results of not one, but three great 2018 competitions–The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Cognac Masters, and the World Cognac Awards. Cognac Expert is delighted to see that some of our favorites have been recognized. Plus...
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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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