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Preview Launch of the Fondation d’Entreprise Martell

One of the responsibilities that comes with being a global company is to give back to your community. Martell Cognac has certainly risen to that challenge in an amazing way: by introducing the Fondation d’Entreprise Martell. Sophie was lucky enough to be invited to the preview launch by Nathalie Viot, Director of the foundation. It was a wonderful summer evening with beautiful food, great cocktails, and unique artistic projects. Congratulations Nathalie, and the entire team at Martell! So what exactly is...
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Cars and Cognac: The Epitome of Luxury

Apparently there’s a well-known Californian movement known as ‘Cars and Coffee'. (Apologies for not knowing that such a thing existed). It’s where motorheads get together to drool over uber-vehicles, such as the newest, the biggest, the oldest, the most expensive, the vintage… You get the drift. But when Rolls Royce does something, the luxury car maker tends to do it just a little bit differently. And they certainly did with the world’s very first "Cars and Cognac" meeting. Of course, the...
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What does XXO Cognac mean?

It’s not often that groundbreaking news hits the world of Cognac. XO But today we can reveal that it’s been agree that in addition to the much-loved VS, VSOP, and XO qualities of Cognac, the brand new category of X.X.O. Cognac is being given the green light. This really is massive. Because it was way back in the early part of the 19th century when the original Cognac classifications came into being. And nothing's officially changed since then. But...
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La Part des Anges 2018: Cognac charity auction

Since its inception 11 years ago, the specialty Cognac auction known as La Part des Anges (The Angel’s Share) has gone from strength to strength. With all proceeds going to charity, this is an event that the great and the good in the world of Cognac flock to attend, not to mention dig deep to bid for the unique bottles and carafes on offer. And of course, for the avid Cognac collector, this is the chance to own a...
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Hennessy VHILS Limited Edition VS Cognac: 8th in series

The Hennessy VHILS Limited Edition VS Cognac is the eight edition in this unique collaboration of the Cognac giant with some of the 21st century’s brightest artists. VIHLS, from Portugal, uses the technique known as ‘creative destruction’ in his work. Both he and Hennessy have worked together to create a limited edition bottle with what they say has, 'a social conscience'. To this end, the design showcases faces of various musicians, artists, and activists who’re actively working to promote...
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