Best Bars in the World to Drink Cognac

Most of us at Cognac Expert are fortunate enough to travel quite a lot. But of course, being away takes you from all your home comforts–such as knowing exactly where you can get your hands on a decent Cognac to drink. Le Lion, Hamburg, Germany. Photo credit: Swetlana Holz It’s a strange truth that despite the worldwide penchant for our beloved Cognac, most bars only stock a boringly predictable few bottles. And most of these are at the lower end of...
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The Difference Between Wine and Cognac

It almost goes without saying that if you love Cognac then you’ll probably be pretty keen on other alcoholic beverages as well. Like wine, for instance. But for the novice, understanding the difference between wine and Cognac can be a little, well, confusing to say the least. Because Cognac is made from wine, right? So why is one a brandy and the other not? Well, Cognac Expert is pleased to help clarify the differences between the two in this,...
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Martell Metaphore: A unique one-off Cognac expression

Hot on the heels of Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Salmanazar comes another one off creation–and this time it’s from the oldest of the big houses. Martell Metaphore is to be unveiled at the DFS Group’s Masters of Wines and Spirits, which is being held this weekend (24-25 March), in Singapore. Martell Metaphore is an impressive piece­­–both the Cognac and the presentation. The blend’s been created by Cellar Master, Christophe Valtaud, from four eaux-de-vie of varying ages. The first, and oldest,...
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The Story of DEAU Cognac & Roland Legaret’s Return

The house of DEAU is as fascinating as it is innovative. With a traceable history back to the year of 1685, the family Bru Legaret has long distilled eaux-de-vie. We have had a close relationship with Cognac DEAU for many years now, and much appreciate the family and the story behind this wonderful house. Discover our Special sale with DEAU The estate has been in the same family since generations, since its creation in fact. The wares of this traditional wine...
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Grand Marnier is Back!

Grand Marnier, the Cognac based orange liqueur has, let’s be honest about it, suffered a bit of a decline over recent years. But following its acquisition by Campari back in 2016, this is all set to change with a brand new campaign entitled "Live Grand". https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=4CfycuUuCsE So, how do you give an ‘out of favor’ drink the pizazz it needs to appeal to the millennial generation? You call in one of the most acclaimed music video directors of our time, that’s...
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