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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Mac A Andrew’s Cognac Guide featured on

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 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 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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