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Build Your Own Cognac Bar

So you want to create your own Cognac bar at home. A place to wow your guests, or perhaps a cozy area where you can just kick back and relax. And, if you’re going to do this, then it deserves to be done right! And hey, that doesn’t necessarily mean spending out a fortune (although this, of course, depends on your Cognac tastes). But more about that later. First of all, what do we actually mean by a ‘Cognac Bar’?...
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Hennessy VS Limited Edition: JonOne Modern Art

The latest Edition by Hennessy by artist JonOne has just been released! Sign up and get an alert once Hennessy JonOne is available for sale. Hennessy are really doing a great job with their limited edition series of art-inspired packaging of their classic VS Cognac. And the latest collaboration is with the street artist, JonOne. This is a limited edition, so it’s sure to sell out soon. You can get your hands on a bottle in our online shop–once they’re gone, they’re gone!...
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2017 Cognac Awards: Best Cognacs according to the industry experts

It’s that time of year when the judges get their heads together in a variety of different wine and spirit competitions to award the outstanding products of the year. And of course, Cognac is among them. We’ve taken the results from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the World Cognac Awards, and the Cognac Masters and come up with a list of Cognacs that the expert taste buds of the esteemed judges saw fit to present with their top awards. Of course,...
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Why drink Cognac after dinner? The best Digestif

Many of us are familiar with the term ‘digestif’. It’s an alcoholic drink enjoyed after a meal that, so we’re led to believe, helps our body digest the food. And Cognac is the King of Digestifs, it has to be said. But–and here’s the million-dollar question–does a snifter of Hennessy, Courvoisier, or whatever your favorite brand might be, really aid the digestion process? Well, let’s take a look at the truth behind the commonly held belief that it’s good to drink...
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Max’s Visit to Prowein 2017

It's always a delight to attend industry events, and Prowein is one of the best there is. It's a huge trade fair, with all the razzmatazz, pomp, and circumstance you'd expect. So I (Max) rocked up and literally 'jumped right in...' There are loads of producers at such an event. It's an interesting place to meet those who are the life and breath of the Cognac industry. This year I met some good people - some faces of old, some new -...
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