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International Wine & Spirits Competition: 2018 Winners

A great way to decide which new Cognacs you might like to try is by looking at those that win medals and accolades at the various industry competitions throughout the year. The latest to announce their awards is the International Wine and Spirits Competition. We have to say, the amount of Cognacs that have been winners this year is a true show of how sought after these medals are. There are offerings from the smallest of artisan producers right through...
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Martell Cognac: The Art of Generosity Limited Edition

The house of Martell has teamed up with the brilliance of artist, Mathilde de L’Ecotais, for this year's festive limited edition offerings. And this time they’ve not constrained it to a single product. Instead, they’re bringing us three different iterations, each under the banner they’re calling, ‘The Art of Generosity’. The artwork has been applied to the Martell VS Single Distillery, Martell Blue Swift, and the legendary, Martell Cordon Bleu. And we have to say, it's really rather spectacular. Blue...
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Christmas Cognacs, Holiday Cocktails, and Cognac Recipes

There's no getting away from it—the run up to Christmas and the festivities is well and truly under way. Many people wonder what it's like to be in the city of Cognac for the holidays. Below is a first hand account from one who lives here, from an ex-pats point of view. And if there's ever a time of year to celebrate with the world's favorite brandy, then this has to be it. From baking to cocktails, special Christmas...
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The Making Of: Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac

Well, the secret’s out: The first bottles of Cognac Expert’s Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac have already made their way across the globe to their new owners. If you’ve not yet purchased yours, then you can do so right here. The whole process of creating Sélection N° 2 has been a wonderful and informative journey. For us, as always, Cognac is all about production, craft, and family tradition. Treading this lesser worn path brings about the discovery of...
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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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