The 6 Crus of Cognac: Growth Area and Region

The Cognac region consists of six vineyard growth areas, called 'Crus'. The grapes used for Cognac brandy must always come from this French region. The area covers the Charente-Maritime, a large part of the Charente and some smaller parts of Deux-Sèvres and the famous Dordogne. The "Origine Controlée Cognac" (AOC) Cognac is an Appellation that totals about 79,000 hectares of vineyards (that's 790 million square meters). The wine region of Cognac is the second biggest of France, right after the...
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Mac A Andrew’s Cognac Guide featured on Cognac-Expert.com

Mac A Andrew's Cognac Guide We are very happy to announce that we are going to publish writing and chapters of Mac A Andrew's book "Cognac - an independent guide to the people, the product and the region" on Cognac-Expert.com: See all articles of the series. We will present Mac's writing in an article series of about 25 articles, and will add his tasting notes and observations about cognac producers to our brand & product pages. Please be aware that the...
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Buy Cognac Online

Buy Cognac Online? Order Cognac From our Store

If you are wondering, where you can buy cognac online in the internet, then you have arrived at the right place. In January 2013 we launched the Cognac-Expert.com Online Shop. Discover over 400 different Cognac bottles ready to be shipped to you, anywhere in the world, directly from the region of Cognac. Many of our readers used to ask us questions like "Where Can I Buy Hennessy online?" or other brands, looking for online shops which offer Cognac and Brandy. Often users require...
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How to drink cognac

How to drink Cognac? The best way to enjoy and serve your eaux-de-vie

Wow - that's certainly a complex question; how to drink Cognac.  There are so many differing points of view and personal preferences to be taken into account. However, the following are some of the different factors that you might want to think about when enjoying your Cognac, whether it's a Hennessy, Remy Martin, or another of the many great brands on offer. Some of the most obvious questions are whether you should drink Cognac straight, mixed in a cocktail, with ice...
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Cognac and the History of Emblems

While many people think that branding is a relatively new marketing strategy in the cognac industry, a look back through the history of cognac shows that it’s a tradition that’s been many years in the making. Back in the mid-1700s, merchants of British descent settled in the region of the Charente – and around the town of Cognac in particular. It was thanks to these commercial minds, along with the agricultural strength and industrial talents of the producers of eaux-de-vie,...
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