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Best Bars in the World to Drink Cognac

Most of us at Cognac Expert are fortunate enough to travel quite a lot. But of course, being away takes you from all your home comforts–such as knowing exactly where you can get your hands on a decent Cognac to drink. Le Lion, Hamburg, Germany. Photo credit: Swetlana Holz It’s a strange truth that despite the worldwide penchant for our beloved Cognac, most bars only stock a boringly predictable few bottles. And most of these are at the lower end of...
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The Difference Between Wine and Cognac

It almost goes without saying that if you love Cognac then you’ll probably be pretty keen on other alcoholic beverages as well. Like wine, for instance. But for the novice, understanding the difference between wine and Cognac can be a little, well, confusing to say the least. Because Cognac is made from wine, right? So why is one a brandy and the other not? Well, Cognac Expert is pleased to help clarify the differences between the two in this,...
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Martell Metaphore: A unique one-off Cognac expression

Hot on the heels of Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Salmanazar comes another one off creation–and this time it’s from the oldest of the big houses. Martell Metaphore is to be unveiled at the DFS Group’s Masters of Wines and Spirits, which is being held this weekend (24-25 March), in Singapore. Martell Metaphore is an impressive piece­­–both the Cognac and the presentation. The blend’s been created by Cellar Master, Christophe Valtaud, from four eaux-de-vie of varying ages. The first, and oldest,...
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The Story of DEAU Cognac & Roland Legaret’s Return

The house of DEAU is as fascinating as it is innovative. With a traceable history back to the year of 1685, the family Bru Legaret has long distilled eaux-de-vie. We have had a close relationship with Cognac DEAU for many years now, and much appreciate the family and the story behind this wonderful house. Discover our Special sale with DEAU The estate has been in the same family since generations, since its creation in fact. The wares of this traditional wine...
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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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