What would you do if, after spending $200 on a bottle of Remy Martin XO Excellence Cognac, guards at airport security attempted to confiscate it?


This is what happened to a woman at Beijing Airport (China), after she was informed that she couldn’t carry the bottle in her hand luggage as it was over the maximum allowance of 100mls.

You might think that you’d perhaps give it to a friend, or go back through security and somehow manage to pack it into your hold luggage? But the woman, who has only been named as, Zhao, decided that the best course of action was to drink it. The whole bottle…

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Not surprisingly, it’s been reported that she then collapsed at the departure gate, rolling around on the ground and screaming. The South China Morning Post reported that, “she was so drunk… She couldn’t even stand up.”

And after all that, the airline captain refused to let her board because she was too drunk to fly…

She was taken away in a wheelchair and, it’s been reported, allowed to sleep it off before relatives collected her in the morning.

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Sources: independent.co.uk, theguardian.com

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.


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    Is there anywhere you can purchase the green label of “Remy Martin V S O P” ? Because since they have change to the red label, it doesn’t taste the same anymore. I’m a cognac drinker, has been for over 20yrs now.

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