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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Cognac Expo 2016 in Bergen, Norway

By Michelle Brachet What a truly amazing experience. This was my first visit to Bergen in Norway and the hospitality of everyone I met over the weekend was quite overwhelming. Not only is Bergen the most beautiful city on the water (apparently we were very lucky and blessed with blue skies and sunshine), but also the people of Bergen were warm and welcoming. Organised by Kjetil Hansen and Nils Henriksen, this was the 5th year for Cognac Expo and what an...
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The Smoothest Cognacs for Thanksgiving

Far smoother than the new President Elect, we've put together a dynamic list of cognacs that we've tried and found to be rather smooth.  So we'll update the list when we come across others that should be included.  If we've missed out a favorite of yours, let us know in the comments below. . So, what do we mean when we talk about a 'smooth' cognac.  Well, although it's a rather ambiguous term, in our opinion a cognac can be considered...
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