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The Smoothest Cognacs for Thanksgiving

Far smoother than the new President Elect, we've put together a dynamic list of cognacs that we've tried and found to be rather smooth.  So we'll update the list when we come across others that should be included.  If we've missed out a favorite of yours, let us know in the comments below. . So, what do we mean when we talk about a 'smooth' cognac.  Well, although it's a rather ambiguous term, in our opinion a cognac can be considered...
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New Products by Martell & Hennessy Cognac

Hot on the heels of Martell Swift, their eaux-de-vie-de-vin, we have 2 new products by the cognac giant. La French Touch No. 2 Cassius by Martell Cognac The second in the 'La French Touch' series by Martell is a lovely bottle by the musical artists, Cassius.  La French Touch is not a cognac in itself, but a concept that’s been applied to the Martell VS, VSOP, and Noblige ranges in a limited edition cognac bottle.  Inspired by the musical revolution, ‘The French...
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Best Hors d’Age Cognac for 2017 under $350: Family Tasting

Hello everyone. After having selected top 10 XO Cognacs in 2016, we now focus on the Top 10 Hors d'Age Cognacs you should discover. While the defintion of XO Cognac is Extra Old Cognac where the youngest part of the cognac is at least 10 years old, it's not quite as simple when it comes to Hors d'age: Hors d'Age means 'Out of Age' or 'Beyond Age' and what this means is that the cognac is really, really old. Disclaimer:...
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Sophie’s Visit to the Hennessy 8 Launch

I have to say, I was really excited to be invited to the official launch of Hennessy 8 in Los Angeles. After all, what else can a girl ask for? The chance to be present at a piece of Hennessy history, the chance to dress up, and the chance to mingle with Hollywood and Cognac royalty – what’s not to like? Hennessy 8 is a pretty outstanding product. Only 250 decanters have been produced globally – so it’s going to be...
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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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