Organic Cognac Today: Its Pioneers, and what to buy

Let’s start out with the basics: to make organic Cognac, a vintner must begin by growing organic grapes. Since grapes are a perennial crop, a farmer must cultivate them organically (with no chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers) for at least three sequential years to be able to label the Cognac produced as organic. Some Background Grapevines, when planted in monoculture and farmed intensively, like all other species are more prone to illness, so vintners must treat the vines in order to...
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Discovery & Recommendation: Find your favorite XO Cognac you don’t know

XO Cognacs are a mystery. We at Cognac Expert invested a lot of time into creating a personal Cognac recommender, for you. Our team had an extensive tasting in order to create this recommendation quiz. Our discovery quiz allows you to distinguish between 80 different Extra Old (XO) Cognacs. In the end you will receive a link (and a 10% voucher!) to learn more about your Cognac or purchase. Can't find the quiz? Scroll up! Thanks for participating! Oh, and if you missed the quiz, scroll up. Sophie & Max
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Cognac and Rum… What’s the difference?

When it comes to spirits, you might think how it can be that there's such a huge difference between the different types on offer.  After all, alcohol is produced by distillation or fermentation of grapes, potato, grain, and many other things. So how come they’re all so different?  We’ve reported in the past about the difference between cognac and vodka, so continuing in this series, we’re now going to talk about the difference between our favorite spirit Cognac and Rum...
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How to Taste Cognac

When it comes to enjoying our favourite drink, it can be a little confusing for the novice drinker to know exactly how cognac should be tasted. Of course, those who’ve been sipping for many years will have their own tried and tested methods, but for those new to cognac, the correct way to drink can seem somewhat intimidating. But actually, it’s not. And never let anyone tell you that there’s only one ‘correct’ way to taste cognac. Because that’s not...
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Everything about VS, VSOP, XO, Napoléon Cognac. Learn about the different quality rating and the blending

When you start discovering Cognac, one of the first things you notice is that each bottle has a different age specific rating. The most common ratings are VS Cognac, VSOP Cognac and XO Cognac. But what does this actually mean? And what about blending - how does that work? Get an overview of every Cognac age category in our online shop. Let's start at the beginning by discovering exactly what these terms actually mean: VS Cognac: This stands for 'Very Special' Alternatively, ✯✯✯ (three stars), means exactly the same...
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