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50 Cent’s New Cognac

It was meant to be a ‘secret’ – but in true rock star tradition, 50 Cent’s recent visit to Cognac was anything but. Because in a world where social media rule, the chances of keeping anything discrete just ain’t gonna happen. Plus, when 50 Cent posts a pic on his Instagram with 14 million followers, you can be pretty sure he wants it to go viral… Sign up for availability alerts once 50 Cent's Cognac is available.  So why did he visit Cognac?...
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Organic Cognac Today: Its Pioneers, and what to buy

Let’s start out with the basics: to make organic Cognac, a vintner must begin by growing organic grapes. Since grapes are a perennial crop, a farmer must cultivate them organically (with no chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers) for at least three sequential years to be able to label the Cognac produced as organic. Some Background Grapevines, when planted in monoculture and farmed intensively, like all other species are more prone to illness, so vintners must treat the vines in order to...
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Free vs. Paid Tours of Cognac Houses

If you’re planning a visit to Cognac (and, we have to say, we really recommend it), then it goes without saying that you’re going to want to visit a Cognac house or two. Seeing first hand exactly how the amber nectar is created, aged, and stored before it becomes the bottles we see on the shelves is a truly fascinating experience. In addition, with most Cognac houses having been around for hundreds of years, it’s a fascinating insight into the...
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Cocktails Spirits – A Dash of Cognac in your Mixed Drinks!

This year, I was able to visit the tenth annual “Cocktails Spirits” expo in Paris #inbartenderswetrust. Upon arriving, there is a giant “Innovation Bar”, which serves all the newest products in the world of mixed drinks from sodas to spirits and everything in between, among them Cognac of course. There, Bache-Gabrielsen was awarded for his innovation, American Oak. There were several other Cognac producers up for prizes, including: Larsen Summer Blend, Dobbé 10 ans Brut de Fût, Bourgoin Verseau 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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