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Double-Matured Cognac: A New Trick for an Old Eau-de-Vie

Cognac must be aged in oak barrels for at least two and a half years to earn the denomination Cognac, according to strict BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) rules. However, where the oak comes from is no longer specified in those regulations. Whisk(e)y-makers have chosen to “finish” their libations in second-hand barrels, and now, Cognac-producers have followed suit. By selecting different oaks from the traditional Limousin and Tronçais, as well as different barrels which have been used in other...
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Remy Martin XO Cannes Film Festival Edition 2017 is out! (VIDEO REVIEW)

The result of Remy Martin's annual collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival is now available here at Cognac-Expert. Buy the Remy Martin Cannes Edition now, the stock won't last very long! Every year since 14 years, Remy Martin creates a special edition Cognac for the legendary Cannes Film Festival. They are the official Cognac supplier to the event. This year the suspense was especially great, because it honors the 70th anniversary of the iconic film festival. Remy Martin XO Cannes special edition 2017 is a versatile...
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The best Cognacs under $60

This article is a response to a reader's request. Please keep any suggestions and ideas coming, we love responding to your questions. The request was for a selection of Cognacs under $60. What a great idea! We looked for cheap Cognacs that you don't have to feel bad about serving. Well, cheap sounds kind of bad, it should better be referred to as reasonably priced, as Cognac is never cheap. But that's what we've learned to love about it. Here is a list...
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Best Vintage Cognacs for 2017

Our TOP 10 Best Vintage Cognacs for 2017 A Vintage Cognac is also referred to as a Millésime Cognac, meaning it's a Cognac from a single year and a single harvest. For whisky this is commonly known as "single barrel". It means exactly the same thing for Cognac - originating from one year, one estate, and one barrel. The difference is that for Cognac, it's quite uncommon. Remind me, what is a Vintage Cognac again? Normally, a Cognac is blended from different...
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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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