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Best Cognac for Chinese New Year: Gift choices
Jan 16, 2019

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Best Cognac for Chinese New Year: Gift choices
It’s not long now before we welcome in the Chinese New Year.  On February the 5th we head into the Year of the Pig, the zodiac animal last seen in 2007. Of course, one of the most enjoyed gifts at...
Cognac 2018: The year that was
Jan 09, 2019

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Cognac 2018: The year that was
So that’s 2018 flown by. We’ve ushered out the old and welcomed in the new, and no doubt sunk a few glasses of Cognac whilst doing so. But before we turn our back on the year completely, let’s take...
A Labor Of Love: Vintage Cognac Poster Collection by Simon Goode
Jan 09, 2019

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A Labor Of Love: Vintage Cognac Poster Collection by Simon Goode
The love of the iconic drink of Cognac goes way, way further than simple appreciation of the liquid itself. The skill, savoire-faire, and pure passion that goes into the creation of this, the most...
Chivas XV: Cognac finished whisky that you have to try
Dec 28, 2018

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Chivas XV: Cognac finished whisky that you have to try
Once upon a time we lived in a world where you were either a Cognac drinker or a whisky drinker. And never the line be crossed. But in the forward thinking world of today, such a concept seems...
We sell our family wine
Dec 28, 2018

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We sell our family wine
Sophie & Max have decided to sell our private family wine cellar. Please look at the table below to see all bottles. In total we sell 699 bottles (probably excluding ID 99 with 13 Cru Bourgeois...
Looking for Caretaker Couple (from May 2019): Estate in French Cognac Region
Dec 26, 2018

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Looking for Caretaker Couple (from May 2019): Estate in French Cognac Region
Sadly, our current wonderful caretaker will return to Berlin at the end of April 2019. We want to begin the search early in order to find a couple that will be the most suitable successors. Please...

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The Making Of: Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac
Nov 23, 2018

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The Making Of: Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac
Well, the secret’s out: The first bottles of Cognac Expert’s Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac have already made their way across the globe to their new owners. If you’ve not yet...
Launch Day: Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac is out!
Oct 30, 2018

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Launch Day: Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Limited Edition Cognac is out!
We’re truly excited to announce the launch of Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2 Cognac, an EXTRA quality Cognac from an extra special producer. Sélection N° 2 was specially selected by Sophie and Max and...
Preview Launch of the Fondation d’Entreprise Martell
Jul 06, 2018

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Preview Launch of the Fondation d’Entreprise Martell
One of the responsibilities that comes with being a global company is to give back to your community. Martell Cognac has certainly risen to that challenge in an amazing way: by introducing the...
Almost sold out! Sophie & Max’s Sélection Nº 1 Limited Edition X.O.
Feb 23, 2018

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Almost sold out! Sophie & Max’s Sélection Nº 1 Limited Edition X.O.
We’re now well into 2018 and it’s almost three months since we launched our very first, very own Sophie & Max Sélection Nº 1 X.O.–a Limited Edition Cognac available only to our beloved Cognac...
Launch Day: “Sélection Nº 1” Limited Edition X.O. by Sophie & Max
Nov 21, 2017

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Launch Day: “Sélection Nº 1” Limited Edition X.O. by Sophie & Max
We are absolutely delighted, and extremely proud, to announce the launch of Sélection Nº 1, especially bottled for us by André Petit et Fils. Buy Sélection Nº 1 in our online shop. Sophie just got...
THE MAKING OF: Cognac Expert’s Sélection Nº 1 Limited Edition Cognac
Nov 10, 2017

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THE MAKING OF: Cognac Expert’s Sélection Nº 1 Limited Edition Cognac
You won’t believe this…but we are scheming our very first, very own, very exclusive, truly LIMITED EDITION Cognac. The labels are being produced as we speak, the (still) secret blend is being...

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Cognac Expert:
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 CourvoisierCamus 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 like a dedicated Cognac platform for China.

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