Cognac-Expert.com: A short history
Our website is a close knit project, run by a family that's been living in the Charente region for over 50 years.
Coming from an agricultural background, our grandfather having farmed and owned a vineyard, we've always been dedicated to the Cognac region, the people and naturally, to the drink we all know as Cognac. We have great admiration not only for the bigger houses such as Courvoisier, Camus and Hine, but also the smaller, family Cognac producers.
One day we were driving through the vineyards close to Blanzac, in the Fins Bois region, when we discovered a small producer we'd never seen or heard of before: This led us to think that there are so many brands out there that people don't know about. Neighbours, producers and friends have since introduced us to the wide field of different brandies and the whole Cognac experience. For example, one evening at a dinner in the neighbourhood our host presented a seemingly simple VSOP. And it also came with an anecdote about a winegrower who wanted to convince the cellar master of Hennessy that he could produce a great blend, so he created that particular VSOP solely with that in mind. It was a fantastic blend... but one couldn't buy it. It was situations such as this that led us to the idea to start a blog about the most famous of all brandies, Cognac. In the beginning we just started with a small blog, with a short piece reporting about the latest VS Cognac our father had brought home.
Today it's a much more than a blog; it's a website with a list of all cognac brands and producers, bottles and products, as well as a place that users on a global scale can exchange and talk about their experiences.
These days we regularly visit estates from André Petit and Bache-Gabrielsen to Rémy Martin and Martell, have the privilege to taste rare Vintage or XO Cognacs; and we can exchange with enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. It's fantastic.
We created this website to share the unbelievable diversity of brandy brands and producers with an international readership, and we must say - it works!
Sophie and Max
Selected Cognac Bottles
- Bache Gabrielsen VSOP Fine
- Hennessy XO Extra Old
- ABK6 VS Pure Single
- Rémy Martin Napoléon 1738 Accord Royal Tradition
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- Martell VSOP Medaillon Old Fine Champagne
- Camus VSOP Elegance
- Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish
Recent Blog Articles
Pierre Lecat, a small and as yet, fairly unknown cognac house have announced the launch of what we’re sure will be an eaux-de-vie that will interest those who take their cognac seriously. Piere Lecat XO Memoire Cognac is a blend created from some of their older stocks, and...read full article
Grönstedts releases Christmas XO Cognac "Noel" for the 2013 holidays, as reported by Cognacsociety. Okay, so it’s now December so we can officially begin to get excited about Christmas. The trees are practically bereft of their autumn splendor, most of us in the Northern...read full article
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Marketplace: Your Bottle
- Discover Bottles our readers own: Your Bottle
Here come two old Hennessy Cognac bottles with a rather interesting story: "These 2 bottles, among many other obscure old bottles, we're said to have been stored in the bottom of the Broadmoor Lake during prohibition. After prohibition was lifted the bottles were retrieved...read full article
A reader has this beautiful old Hennessy VSOP Cognac to offer. It is located in New York, USA. The Reader writes: "At my business, the day before thanksgiving, a customer needed a favor from me. I extended my help to him, and of gratitude he gave me this bottle. I'm not a...read full article
Hello week... and hello to just another Louis XIII by Rémy Martin. This is one is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Our reader writes: "This bottle was at my father's estate. He passed away last year, and apparently he received this some years ago as a retirement...read full article