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[31 Aug 2013]
Success for Bisquit Cognac

Bisquit’s success with an annual duty free growth of +68% over the past 12 months is attributed to its expanded listings in key airports and tourist locations in Moscow, Singapore, Dubai, Taipei and Seoul. The French heritage Cognac house has also strengthened support of its existing listings through activation programmes including tastings and high-end gift packs for selected markets.

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[31 Aug 2013]
Value rises for Cognac shipments – 2012/2013

The Cognac region has reported its second largest set of annual shipment figures, despite a slight dip on last year’s record volumes.
Total shipments of Cognac in the 12 months to the end of July came in at 166m bottles, according to figures from the Bureau National Interprofessionnel Cognac (BNIC). The performance in volume terms was 1.1% down on the corresponding period a year ago, when the region set an all-time record for shipments.

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[31 Aug 2013]
CHINA’S COGNAC DEMAND PROVING A CHALLENGE

Demand in China is growing and creating a supply-demand imbalance and consequent price rises – but the Cognacais are loathe to alienate their established markets. By Richard Woodard

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[31 Aug 2013 | 1 Comment | ]
Expensive cupcake with Louis XIII Cognac

Targeting sweet-toothed high rollers, one Las Vegas bakery is selling a $750 cupcake.
The aptly named Decadence D’Or, on the menu at The Palazzo hotel’s Sweet Surrender store, is crafted out of Venezuelan chocolate, Tahitian vanilla butter cream, 100-year-old cognac and gold leaf.
Apart from the ingredients – and indeed the price – another unique feature is its fancy fleur-de-lis shape.

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[16 Aug 2013 | 1 Comment | ]
Meukow XO Grand Champagne

Meukow makes beautiful cognacs in beautiful bottles! The Meukow XO Grand Champagne XO is a well-balanced cognac. This Cognac is even better than the most XO cognacs from the big established brands like Remy Martin, Hennessy, Martell and Courvoisier.

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[15 Aug 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Your Cognac: Martell Reserve de Chanteloup

A reader found a Cognac in a basement I had never heard about; the Martell Reserve de Chanteloup. Does anyone have some information about this 100% Borderies Cognac?
It seems that this bottle was being sold at Christies for $480,-.

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[15 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Your Cognac: Prunier Galleon Extra

A reader sent us photo’s of a Prunier Galleon Cognac, the carafe is stunning, with the looks of an sailing ship.
The quality inside should be one of the best, according to the “Extra” in the name. The Extra-quality is XO+.