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Pierre de Segonzac – From vineyards to oak cask

The vineyard : The vineyard is located in Grande Champagne, a district that is the land of the finest Cognacs. Today, Pierre’s family is one of the few Cognac houses that are specialised in old Cognacs. The 75 acres vineyards … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of Cognac- Hennessy Pure White vs. Hennessy Black

These days, Moet Hennessy is making some efforts to expand its consumer base and appeal to new cross-sections of cognac drinkers. Within the same era, the company launched Hennessy Black as a mainstay for the “social and high energy drinking … Continue reading

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Introducing Jay-Z’s Cognac: D’USSE

D’USSE garnered significant buzz among press and high-profile influencers and celebrities via a series of exclusive New York City previews, and earned its place as a new favorite among spirits industry elite by winning the Chairman’s Trophy for its exceptional … Continue reading

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Warm and burn Cognac in a glass

Warm your cognac glass by a small flame and setting it on fire, is not the the best way to serve your brandy, but it is definitely a lot of fun! Enjoy the movie! Your browser does not support the … Continue reading

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Cognac Introduction – History, Cru’s, Qualities)

Cognac is a remarkably smooth brandy made from twice-distilled wine or once-distilled brandy (wine that is distilled once is brandy). It is made from grapes produced in seven specific areas in the Cognac region. Cognac was invented about 300 years … Continue reading

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Forgeron’s distillation process in a few words

Intresting article about Forgeron‘s process of distilling. Must read! Distilling since 1965: 11 Hl copper still 25 Hl copper still Heating with natural gas Cooling down process with recycled rain water

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Blue Tulip style Cognac Tasting Glass

Blue tulip tasting glass special for Cognac. It is made blue, so the taster is not influenced by the colour of the eaux-de-vie. Who knows where to buy such glasses?

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Francois Peyrot Pineau des Charentes Rubis Merlot

The merlot grapes used for this Pineau are all harvested by hand. Pineau is a wine from the Charente-area in France and fortified with Cognac… Just like Port-wine does with Portuguese wine and Portuguese brandy.

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Courvoisier Cognac on the Rocks

Some visitors asked me if you can drink Courvoisier, or Cognac in general on the rocks. Well, of course you can! But please use VS or VSOP quality for this as they are sharper in taste and can be diluted … Continue reading

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Courvoisier Collection

 Courvoisier is amongst the four leading cognac houses in the world. Legend has it that the emperor Napoleon himself chose Courvoisier as his preferred cognac, therefore Courvoisier is often referred to as “The Cognac of Napoleon”.

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