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Sophie’s Visit to the Hennessy 8 Launch

I have to say, I was really excited to be invited to the official launch of Hennessy 8 in L.A. After all, what else can a girl ask for? The chance to be present at a piece of Hennessy history, the chance to dress up, and the chance to mingle with Hollywood and Cognac royalty – what’s not to like? Hennessy 8 is a pretty cool product. Only 250 decanters have been produced globally – so it’s going to be...
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Why Cognac is so “Expensive”

Have you ever walked through your favourite liquor store and noticed the cognac seems to be, ahem -  a little on the expensive side?  Did you ever wonder if this extra cost was worth it.  Perhaps reading the following might put your mind at rest. So, let's get to the number crunch.  For example, the  production cost of a litre of vodka is around €,0.90.  A liter of 12 year old whisky of 12 years is around €1.70.  And a liter...
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Hennessy VSOP Privilege Limited Edition Cognac by Carnovsky – Layered Harmonies

We can always rely on Hennessy to release something special. And on the eve of their 200th anniversary they present us with a brand new take on a centuries old product. Purchase or sign up for alerts for The Hennessy VSOP Privilege Limited Edition by Carnovsky - affectionately know R as 'Layered Harmonies'. This special edition has been created by Milan based artistic duo, Carnovsky, who've take multiple visions of Hennessy's VSOP Privilege to create a single, unique, Limited Edition...
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Martell’s New Blue Swift Cognac VSOP aged in Bourbon Casks is an Eau-de-vie de Vin (Video)

+++ Exclusive! We're probably the first to cover this, worldwide. +++ Go to the product page on Cognac-Expert and sign up for our availability alert, here: Martell Blue Swift. By Max  As we reported some time ago, Martell has been working on "Blue Swift" - and here it is! The somewhat long, full name of the product is: Martell Blue Swift Cognac VSOP Finished In Bourbon Casks Eau de Vie de Vin Wow. I think that's a pretty smart product move and it will help...
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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 rating - and the most common of these are VS, VSOP and XO Cognac.  But what does this actually mean?  And what about blending - how does that work? Okay, so let's start at the beginning, and discover exactly what these (sometimes confusing) terms actually mean: VS Cognac: This stands for 'Very Special' or alternatively, ✯✯✯ (three stars) means exactly the same.  Cognacs of this quality...
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