What the Fracognac? No Respect for Trademark

Can you believe it.  The BNIC and the Institue National de l’Origine et de la Qualitie (INAO) have had to file against a Chinese company for attempting to register two trade marks for the name Fracognac – again! Shenzhen Ying Jun Wine Co Ltd wants to use the two different labels for their wine, brandy alcoholic drinks, cocktails and whisky in their Class 33 brands.  But they don’t want to use it for their beer.  Oh.  So that’s okay...
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Hennessy Prive Special Edition

Hennessy Privé Special Edition: Hennessy meets Crocodile

Here comes a special edtion by the cognac house of Hennessy: Hennessy Privé Special Edition. The bottle was launched in 2009, the Privé Edition was presented at Asian airport  Singapore. The creator of this eaux-de-vie cognac blend is of course Yann Fillioux. Hennessy Privé is a reference to Art Deco The packaging of this cognac reminds us of Habitat meets Louis Vuitton. Hennessy Privé comes in an Art Deco croco box. An individual of wealth and authority, James Hennessy was equally a generous...
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Auction La Part des Anges 2011

The Auction Part des Anges Nets a Cool €100,000

The sixth Part des Anges Cognac Auction held on the 15th September at the cellars of Cognac Monnet broke all previous records. Read our article about all cognac bottles that were auctioned: Most Exclusive Cognac Auction in The World "La Part des Anges 2011" 620 guests gathered for the sale of 27 exceptional bottles of cognac, and enthusiastic bidding saw the total spent reach €100,600.  This money is to be presented to The Order of Malta to aid in the renovation of...
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Xante Hot Apple

New Cognac Liqueur Xanté ‘Hot Apple’: It’s Made from Pears

If you’re attending next week’s Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, France, then you can be one of the first to sample the new creation by Xanté – Hot Apple. This travel-retail exclusive liqueur will be available on the Maxxium Travel Retail stand, and is produced from a blend of cognac and pears.  Xanté Hot Apple is a twist on the original Xanté cognac and pear liqueur already marketed by the company.  It can be served either chilled with...
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Old DE LUZE bottle

DE LUZE Traces its Iconic Bottle Shape back to 1848 Thanks to Cognac-Expert.com

A few months ago a reader submited a bottle picture to the YOUR BOTTLE? section: A very old DE LUZE millésime vintage bottle, asking for information about the brand and the bottle. DE LUZE International Director, Bob Eastham immediately contacted the subscriber and came to an agreement to get the bottle back to the brand's home at the Domaine Boinaud in Angeac Champagne. See the original submission article. The owners of the DE LUZE Fine Champagne 1848 live near Bristol in...
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