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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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All Eyes North for CognacExpo 2013: Eaux de Vie in Scandinavia

We all know that Cognac has a global appeal, and with Scandinavia being an important export market it should come as no surprise to hear that on the 19th October the second ever CognacExpo is to take place. But not only do the Norwegians and other Scandinavians love their cognac, but they region has important links and a place in history when it comes to some of the large (and smaller) cognac houses. At Cognac-Expert.com we fully support anyone who does...
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