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Hennessy 250th Anniversary Tour opens in China

Happy Birthday Hennessy! The house is a grand 250 years of age this year, and naturally, the Cognac giant is celebrating in style. To this end, the Hennessy 250 Tour has been prepared, and it officially opened in China on March 17, 2015. This cultural event offers visitors the chance to view Hennessy through the past and present, and even gain a vision into the future thanks to creations by 11 contemporary artists. The Hennessy 250 Tour is a travelling event,...
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French Vodka export higher than Cognac

Can you believe it?! For the first time in history, Vodka produced in France is proving a more popular export than Cognac. A reason to investigate... For more years than we can remember, Cognac has been the most exported French spirit (in terms of volume). But recent figures released by the Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters (FEVS) have shown that in 2014, Vodka has in fact made the running. There are many vodkas produced in France. The best known one being Grey Goose Vodka,...
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$50K Winter Olympic Cognac Cocktail – and others on which to spend a cool fortune…

With the Sochi Olympics in full swing, we thought it might be fun to have a little ‘medal winning’ podium of the winners in the Cognac Cocktail stakes. Of course, Russia have been delighted to have hosted the 2014 Winter Games (despite controversy having been a hot topic of conversation throughout). But when it comes to having pockets deep enough to purchase a cocktail containing some of the rarest and most expensive cognacs, then it should come as no surprise...
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Breaking News: Hine Cognac Sold to the Nicolas Family

Hine Cognac, one of the leading names in the world of Cognac, has announced the sale of the house to the Nicolas family for a sum in the region of 50 million euros.  Although the exact sale price has not been disclosed, the sale has been confirmed by the Director General of Hine Cognac, Francois Le Grelle. The house has been on the market since April this year, and is one of the bigger players in the market.  Famous for...
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The Return of A. de Fussigny Cognac

Well, no-one can deny that we live in an ‘interesting’ economic climate, with companies going to the wall on an almost daily basis. So we were glad to hear about the almost miraculous beginnings of a recovery for A. de Fussigny Cognac, and only in the incredibly short timescale of 12 months. The house has assigned a new director, Thomas Gonan, who now takes over the helm of the cognac house that a year ago was drowning in huge losses...
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