International Wine & Spirits Competition: 2018 Winners

A great way to decide which new Cognacs you might like to try is by looking at those that win medals and accolades at the various industry competitions throughout the year. The latest to announce their awards is the International Wine and Spirits Competition. We have to say, the amount of Cognacs that have been winners this year is a true show of how sought after these medals are. There are offerings from the smallest of artisan producers right through...
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Martell Cognac: The Art of Generosity Limited Edition

The house of Martell has teamed up with the brilliance of artist, Mathilde de L’Ecotais, for this year's festive limited edition offerings. And this time they’ve not constrained it to a single product. Instead, they’re bringing us three different iterations, each under the banner they’re calling, ‘The Art of Generosity’. The artwork has been applied to the Martell VS Single Distillery, Martell Blue Swift, and the legendary, Martell Cordon Bleu. And we have to say, it's really rather spectacular. Blue...
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Christmas Cognacs, Holiday Cocktails, and Cognac Recipes

There's no getting away from it—the run up to Christmas and the festivities is well and truly under way. Many people wonder what it's like to be in the city of Cognac for the holidays. Below is a first hand account from one who lives here, from an ex-pats point of view. And if there's ever a time of year to celebrate with the world's favorite brandy, then this has to be it. From baking to cocktails, special Christmas...
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The Making Of: Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac

Well, the secret’s out: The first bottles of Cognac Expert’s Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac have already made their way across the globe to their new owners. If you’ve not yet purchased yours, then you can do so right here. The whole process of creating Sélection N° 2 has been a wonderful and informative journey. For us, as always, Cognac is all about production, craft, and family tradition. Treading this lesser worn path brings about the discovery of...
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Pierre Ferrand Cognac: Discover the Myth

The Cognacs of Pierre Ferrand have, over recent times, certainly been revered in some of the best industry publications. For example, comments such as, “Majestic, unfathomable, of international class. In the upper echelon for connoisseurs”, as was written in The Spirit Journal way back in 1999, is praise indeed. Cognac Expert is delighted to present the backstory of this impressive brand, and provide a little insight as to the ethos and core values behind this award winning house. Photo credit,...
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