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NORMANDIN-MERCIER: Cognac aged at the Atlantic Coast

In Dompierre Sur Mer, a village not far from La Rochelle, lies the estate of Normandin-Mercier Cognac. The house was founded in 1872 by Jules Normandin. Today it is headed by his great-great grandson, Edouard Normandin, and is one of the few remaining family-run Cognac houses in the region. Buy Normandin-Mercier during our Special Sale! A true Family Affair The estate itself is rich in history. The 17th century Château La Péraudière was one of Francois I's hunting lodges, with the cellars...
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BERTRAND COGNAC: Strength, Passion, and Female Influence

Situated in the heart of Cognac’s Petite Champagne region, you will find the Domaine des Brissons de Laage. This estate comprises 82 hectares of Cognac vineyards, with the trademark Bel’Air windmill still standing proudly among the vines. The windmill is the last one remaining in the town of Reaux. Buy Cognac Bertrand during our Special Sale! 16th Century Tradition The Cognac estate has been home to the family of Bertrand since 1731. The estate, land, passion, and knowledge has been handed down...
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The Difference Between Cognac And Brandy

It’s a question that’s been asked many a-time; What’s the difference between Cognac and Brandy. So here’s a simple explanation to easily understand why the two are different. Is it Cognac? Or is it brandy? The first thing to understand is this: ‘All Cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is Cognac’. Or, to put it another way, Cognac is a specific type of brandy. So what makes Cognac different? Well, it boils down to a variety of aspects, as follows: 1. Cognac...
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Godet Cognac: Making history generation by generation

Nestling quietly on the harbor shores, deep in the old town of La Rochelle, is perhaps the true meaning of family. And it's in the form of a humble Cognac estate, known simply as Godet. And we're talking family in every sense of the word. Because the house of Godet is today headed by three men who're the 15th generation of this Cognac dynasty: Jean Edouard, Maxime, and Cyril Godet. Together the brothers run what one could say is...
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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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