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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 eaux-de-vie. Each aged eau-de-vie is a result...
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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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Cognac Augier: New Look, New Home at Pernod Ricard

This may come as a surprise, but Cognac Augier is the oldest of all the existing cognac houses. It was established in 1643 by a wine merchant, during a time when the region was still finding out about the potential of its grapes, wine, and distilled eau-de-vie. No one knew at that time what a success story Cognac would soon have worldwide. Buy the Augier Cognacs. Cognac Augier have limited production to select batches from the very early beginnings, guaranteeing only the most outstanding...
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Martell Grande Champagne 1965 for Singapore’s Independence

The House of Martell, the oldest of the great cognac houses, presents a new jewel: Martell Grande Champagne 1965. The exclusive decanter is a specially designed and bottled vintage that pays tribute to Singapore's 50 years of independence. It comes in an edition of three only, truly symbolizing this rare moment in the country's history and the strong ties it has with the world of Cognac, and Martell Cognac in particular. For the historic occasion in Singapore's history dating back to 1965, Cognac...
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Sophie’s Meukow Cognac Cocktails – from California!

On Labor Day weekend, I joined friends in Joshua Tree near Palm Springs, California. It's very simple: Enjoy the dry desert heat, the pool, the BBQ, sleeping, reading - and of course sipping on some refreshing cocktails throughout the day.  What better way to spend the holiday weekend?… Buy Meukow in our Online store So I decided to bring along a bottle of Meukow VSOP Superior and a Meukow XO Grande Champagne. And one other little treat for after dinner and with desert: Meukow Xpresso Liqueur,...
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