You’ve got a Cognac bottle? Do not know what it’s worth or where it’s coming from? Today we received a VVSSP Fine Champagne (Petite and Grande Champagne)

VVSSP Chabanneau Fine Champagne Gold Seal

The bottle is in a good condition: Pierre Chabanneau Gold Seal V.V.S.S.P Fine Champagne with a label along the bottom reading “For Personnal Use.” Also: Embossed glass on the back that reads “FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE.”

VVSSP Cognac label

Bottle is sealed and seemingly in very good condition. Our reader writes:

“I’m familiar with the Chabanneau vintage Cognac’s but this one I must admit I am clueless about, not even sure what the second “S” in V.V.S.S.P. stands for…”

Cork of Chabanneau VVSSP Cognac

Would there be a reader who is familiar with this bottle?  Any ideas of origin, value or similar? As always: Feel free to comment.

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.


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    I own a similair bottle, except for the fact my bottle is a blue VVSO, 35 years old cognac, bottled around 1940. Chabanneau is today part of Camus, founded in 1830, having produced vintage cognac going back to 1811. A similair Blue Seal VVSOP was sold on auction in 2008 for € 184. As for the exact meaning of VVSSP: that I cannot answer. That it seems likely this cognac has been produced prior to 1900 is perhaps a small comfort.

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    Thanks Stefan, it seems to be a mystery without answer. My guess was the Cognac was bottled for a specific restaurant but without serial number or something of that sort I’m afraid I’ll never know.

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    If you would like to sale let me know at [email protected] (Comment by Admin: Dear James, please make your offer here in this post, rather than posting your email address. Thank you for your understanding)

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    I have two empty bottles of Pierre Chabanneau & Co – Grande fine Champagne (de Reserve) 1820 and one labeled 1865. Are these worth anything?



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    please let me know if the bottle is still for sale

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    how much it cost, i have one of this botle, thanks

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    Ilena Rosen

    My father and grandfather were very good friends of the family and they purchased many cases of this cognac. My grandfather did give a few bottles away to very good friends for special occasions. The label “For Personnal Use” was placed on bottles that were purchased specifically by people not establishments such as restaurants etc.

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