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Best XO Cognacs for 2016: A Top 10 Family Tasting

It might surprise you to know that some of our favorite Cognacs include those of some of the smaller, artisan houses. Of course, we also love the ‘big boys’, but when it comes to finding some of the best Cognac brands, it's worth discovering the craft producers. And this left us with only one thing to do; a family tasting session to discover which were really our favorites. Yes, we know, it’s a tough job – but someone’s gotta do...
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Otard Francois Premier Grande Fine Champagne

A reader has a great Otard cognac bottle at home: OTARD FRANCOIS I BRAND COGNAC. The bottle is located in Gallup, New Mexico USA. The Reader writes "When my mother immigrated to Gallup, New Mexico from Croatia in 1957 she worked in a bar that her father owned. A salesman sold her this bottle for $50 in December 1961 and told her that one day it would be worth some money. So we would like to find out if he...
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DUSSE 2014 Dusse XO Cognac Bottle

D’USSE XO Cognac Launches

This is news! After D'Ussé VSOP comes D'Ussé XO. We could also almost call it D'Usse Black because the bottle is so dark. We think quite some people have been waiting to buy the XO edition of D'Ussé. Chateau de Cognac (owned by Bacardi) now launches the older brother of D'Ussé VSOP. That was sort of expected because the brand named the first bottle 'VSOP'. The next step is of course XO (Extra Old) where the youngest cognacs in the...
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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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Otard Extra Crystal Decanter

Here comes the weekend and something really beautiful, a Otard Extra Crystal Decanter that one of our readers from Malaysia sent us. He tells us that "This was also from my grandfather's collection, recently passed down to me. I asked him about it once and he said he won it at one of his corporate party things, and said it was pretty valuable. He didn't say how valuable, though, then he died. So besides some vague information I've managed to glean...
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