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Hennessy Capsule Line: Cognac, fashion, and bicycles
Nov 06, 2018

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Hennessy Capsule Line: Cognac, fashion, and bicycles
Fancy a different way to support your favorite Cognac house? Heads up for the fashion conscious amongst you, as Hennessy launch an uber-trendy capsule line inspired by one of the greatest names in...
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...
Nicholas Faith (1933–2018)
Oct 29, 2018

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Nicholas Faith (1933–2018)
It’s with great sadness that we pay tribute to Nicholas Faith, perhaps one of the greatest ever writers about Cognac in modern times, who died on September 26, 2018, aged 85. Whilst many readers of...
Our Favorite Cognac Newcomers 2018: Discover delicious new Cognacs
Oct 24, 2018

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Our Favorite Cognac Newcomers 2018: Discover delicious new Cognacs
2018 has been a great year for new Cognacs. And what better time to add some wonderful new discoveries to your collection than in the run up to the holiday season? Here at Cognac Expert we’ve put...
Rémy Martin Open Exclusive London Venue & Ltd Ed ‘Just Rémy’ Collection
Oct 24, 2018

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Rémy Martin Open Exclusive London Venue & Ltd Ed ‘Just Rémy’ Collection
You’ve got to admit that when the folks at Rémy Martin get stuck into a project, they certainly do it in style. But then, if you’re a leading house looking to open a permanent bar, then of course...
CognacExpo 2018: Now a major event on the Cognac calendar
Oct 16, 2018

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CognacExpo 2018: Now a major event on the Cognac calendar
Ever since its first fledgling year, back in 2012, CognacExpo has nestled its way into the heart of the Cognac community, and is now a regular on the Cognac calendar. Owner, Kjetil Hansen, dreamed...

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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...
Max’s Visit to Prowein 2017
May 03, 2017

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Max’s Visit to Prowein 2017
It’s always a delight to attend industry events, and Prowein is one of the best there is. It’s a huge trade fair, with all the razzmatazz, pomp, and circumstance you’d expect. So I (Max) rocked up...

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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