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10 Reasons for Drinking Cognac

Of course, we’re somewhat biased about Cognac being the best drink in the world. But the latest sales figures prove that it’s not just us who think this, because exports around the world have reached an all time high–ever! In fact, according to the latest figures from the BNIC, our beloved eau-de-vie now accounts for more 25% of the total value of all French wine and spirits exports. The year ending July 2018 has been the fourth in a row...
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La Guilde du Cognac partners with William Grant & Sons

For those who adore discovering new artisan Cognacs, then the new partnership between William Grant & Sons and Jean-Sebastien Robicquet’s La Guilde du Cognac is going to make you very happy. As our regular readers will know, Cognac Expert loves to champion the small, the craft, and the artisan Cognacs that often fall well below the radar of the power of the big producers. And the reason we do so is simple; we honestly do think that small is beautiful, and leads...
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Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No 3: Finally here

In a world that’s developing a true penchant for the small and the artisan, it can be tough for a world leader to compete. After all, creating Cognac by volume calls for a very different production method to that of the craft creator. Hennessy have certainly risen to the challenge with their Master Blender’s series. A success from the outset, now the long-awaited Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No 3 Cognac is about to hit the global shelves. Sign up for...
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Hiking, Fishing, Golfing in Cognac: And Visiting nearby Producers while you’re at it!

Much as we love to talk about the delights of our favorite drink, there’s always time for other pastimes. The region of Cognac and the Poitou Charentes is superb for interests such as hiking, fishing, and golfing. And of course, if you combine these passions with a tasting at a Cognac house, then could there honestly be a better vacation destination? Walking, hiking, and getting close and personal with the Cognac vineyards We’re big walkers and hikers ourselves, and love to...
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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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