Our visit to Prowein 2015

It's that time of year again - time for business in the world of Cognac. So we decided to take the Cognac Expert team on a small excursion, to do some business, too. PROWEIN is Germany’s largest wine and spirits convention, and one of the most important events in the Cognac calendar. The Vinexpo in Bordeaux may be larger, but we are told that PROWEIN is the more important fair for Cognac producers to place their products with international distributors,...
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Cognac-Expert’s 5th Anniversary

We'll drink to that! It's 5 years this month that we, Sophie and Max, started Cognac-Expert.com. The slowest French rural internet connection coupled with our passion for Cognac and love for the Charente region, made us begin this adventure. Back then we were freaking out about the first 20 visitors...today we can count thousands of visitors per day! Thanks for all of you, our fellow Cognac experts and connoisseurs, we have grown to become the largest platform for Cognac online. This is beyond...
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A (re)discovery: Visiting Francois Voyer Cognac

We're doing an exclusive Flash Sale with 15% OFF for our readers in the US. Buy these characteristic high-end bottles, and have them shipped directly to your doorstep. Discover the Sale!   Although we have written about Cognac Francois Voyer in the past, we have to share this discovery with you. We decided this incredible artisanal Cognac house is worthy of a visit and a proper feature. Because this is not just any kind of Cognac, it is one with an almost 150-year long family...
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Visiting the Medieval Cognac Castle of Baron Otard

On our recent visit to Cognac country, which was also tied in with the exhibition opening of renowned German artist Michael Krebber at CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, we had the great pleasure of getting a tour through Baron Otard’s headquarters - the medieval Chateau de Cognac.   It really is worth a visit, and if you can manage, a guided tour through the castle and Baron Otard’s cellars. After a beautiful dinner the previous night, which was of course followed...
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Sophie between Herve Bache-Gabrielsen and Francois Le Grelle from HINE

The Cognac Marathon: Vinexpo 2013 Diary DAY 2

After four hours of sleep, we got back into the car this morning to hit the second day at Vinexpo. Read the article about our first day, yesterday. Unusual for this time of year, it was still pouring down with rain. To make the drive even more uneventful, we got stuck in Bordeaux rush hour, which made us miss our first meeting. Hurrying to our following meeting, while desperately trying to source a coffee somewhere in the aisles, we...
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