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Best Cognac for Chinese New Year: Gift choices

It’s not long now before we welcome in the Chinese New Year.  On February the 5th we head into the Year of the Pig, the zodiac animal last seen in 2007. Of course, one of the most enjoyed gifts at this time of the year is Cognac. So if you’re wondering which is the best bottle to purchase as a gift for Chinese New Year, then you’ve come to the right place. Cognac Expert is delighted to provide you with the...
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Cognac 2018: The year that was

So that’s 2018 flown by. We’ve ushered out the old and welcomed in the new, and no doubt sunk a few glasses of Cognac whilst doing so. But before we turn our back on the year completely, let’s take a look at some of the most important Cognac related events that occured and products that were new to the market. Because, for the world of Cognac, the last 12 months have brought some momentous changes. And just in case...
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A Labor Of Love: Vintage Cognac Poster Collection by Simon Goode

The love of the iconic drink of Cognac goes way, way further than simple appreciation of the liquid itself. The skill, savoire-faire, and pure passion that goes into the creation of this, the most historic of all French brandies, connects aficionados the world over. In turn, this leads to Cognac related hobbies that are as diverse as they are gratifying. And none is so fascinating than that of one, Simon Goode—a man who’s dedicated over two decades to seeking...
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Chivas XV: Cognac finished whisky that you have to try

Once upon a time we lived in a world where you were either a Cognac drinker or a whisky drinker. And never the line be crossed. But in the forward thinking world of today, such a concept seems somewhat strange. Because why on earth would you limit yourself to only a single type of liquid enjoyment? But then, it wasn’t that long ago that the only people who sipped on Cognac were stuffy old men wearing smoking jackets. And...
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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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