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CognacExpo 2018: Now a major event on the Cognac calendar

Ever since its first fledgling year, back in 2012, CognacExpo has nestled its way into the heart of the Cognac community, and is now a regular on the Cognac calendar. Owner, Kjetil Hansen, dreamed of bringing a global event to his home town of Bergen, Norway. And now, seven years down the line, no one can deny that he’s managed to do just that. The 2018 event is being held on Saturday 20 October 2018, at the Radisson Blu Royal...
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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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Braastad Cognac XO Contemporary: Art meets Cognac

Art meets Cognac! A new limited edition cognac is on its way to the market, courtesy of Braastad Cognac in collaboration with Snøhetta and Magne Furuholmen, a Norwegian artist and musician. Braastad Cognac XO Contemporary is a limited edition bottle that boasts cool, sleek lines and a contemporary image that’s generally associated with spirits litke Vodka or Gin these days, not Cognac. But as we all know, the world of Cognac is undergoing a rejuvenation - so it's not surprising...
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CognacExpo 2014: the love affair continues…

You may remember our report last year about CognacExpo - the largest cognac exhibition held outside of France (and, we believe, the world). Well, the tradition continues, with the third CognacExpo to be held in Bergen, Norway, on the 18 October 2014. CognacExpo was created by Nils Henriksen and Kjetil Hansen, while sharing a bottle of Cognac back in 2011. Discussing their passion, they were keen to learn more about their favorite tipple and to share their findings with other...
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J.R. Brillet Create new tipple for Norway – the Cognac Amundsen Series

So we’ve already seen cognacs created specifically for a targeted market, such as Camus XO Chunghua – a blend created in partnership with the premium tobacco brand , Chunghua.  And now it’s the turn of JR Brillet, with a cognac series specifically produced with the Norwegian market in mind Amundsen Cognac. The cognacs that make up the three in the Amundsen series are so named after the intrepid explorer, Roald Amundsen.  He was the first explorer to use sled dogs...
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