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Remy Martin Unveil New Louis XIII The Origin 1874 Cognac

There’s an exciting new collection being launched by cognac giant, Remy Martin, to pay tribute to their world famous Louis XIII. The first one has been named ‘The Origin – 1874’. The collection is named ‘Time’, and each one will celebrate a chapter in the history of the iconic Louis XIII brand. This first release is a Grande Champagne blend of 1,200 different eaux-de-vies. And naturally, it’s in a pretty awesome decanter. Paying tribute to the original 1874 decanter of Louis...
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The Ethnic Divide: Cognac in the U.S. (Market research)

Recent data from North American market research provider, Ipsos, has thrown an interesting shift in who’s enjoying cognac in the U.S. Historically it’s been black drinkers who’ve accounted for a large proportion of purchasers. But recently, and this is probably due to the concerted push of advertising by the cognac houses, white consumers are starting to increase their consumption of the spirit. In addition, the occasions when and where people are drinking cognac are shifting. From the traditional digestif through to...
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Max’s Visit to Le Baume de Bouteville

Well, this was a slightly different type of visit for me to make, because Le Baume de Bouteville is not a cognac house. It is, in fact, a creator of artisan French balsamique vinegar. So what on earth has that got to do with cognac? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. It was a funny turn of events that saw me being invited to visit this balsamique company. I was at the anniversary of Bache Gabrielsen Cognac event, and...
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New Products by Martell & Hennessy Cognac

Hot on the heels of Martell Swift, their eaux-de-vie-de-vin, we have 2 new products by the cognac giant. La French Touch No. 2 Cassius by Martell Cognac The second in the 'La French Touch' series by Martell is a lovely bottle by the musical artists, Cassius.  La French Touch is not a cognac in itself, but a concept that’s been applied to the Martell VS, VSOP, and Noblige ranges in a limited edition cognac bottle.  Inspired by the musical revolution, ‘The French...
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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 Los Angeles. 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 outstanding product. Only 250 decanters have been produced globally – so it’s going to be...
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