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[21 Jun 2013]
Hine 250 Anniversary Edition

Thomas Hine, an Englishman who was sent to the Cognac at an age of 16 by his father, rubbing the art of trading in Jarnac, is not the founder of the company which was established in 1763 on the banks of the Charente. Thomas has won the trust of founder James Delamain, and the heart of his daughter, Elizabeth. Since 1817, the name Hine  connects the house to his name.

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[17 Apr 2013]
Hine Cognac is for sale

Breaking news, it is just announced that Hine Cognac is put on the market by Hine’s owner, CL World Brands. The managing director Francois Le Grelle of Hine has confirmed to Harpers that the Cognac house is up for sale.
For now the managing director is unable to release any more information, the meetings are yet to be had with potential buyers.

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[10 Feb 2013]
Interview with Bernard Hine

Spirits Business had a interesting interview with Bernard Hine about vintage Cognacs, shooting wild boars, gardening, export to China and his most favorite memory.

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[5 Feb 2013]
QUEEN’S 1952 Cognac highlights auction

A bottle of Hine Grande Champagne Cognac from 1952 is among several lots of exceptional cognac to feature in Bonhams Fine & Rare Wines sale on 14th February at New Bond Street, London.
Accompanied by a bottle of Hine Grande Champagne from 1904, the two bottles are estimated to sell for at least £400 – 500. A parcel of 1952 vintage was set aside in the producer’s personal reserves to commemorate the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.

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[30 Dec 2012]
Davidoff VSOP – Cognac Review

The Davidoff VSOP is being made by Thomas Hine for Davidoff, known for their superb cigars. This Cognac should match great with these cigars.
In the past Davidoff was being made under licence by Hennessy, two years ago Davidoff decided to change to Hine. Known for their great quality Cognacs.

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[9 Sep 2012 | 5 berichten | ]
Visiting Hine Cognac in Jarnac

A few weeks ago I was invited by Hine to visit them in Jarnac, France. Founded by Thomas Hine, they are beautifully located at the Quai de l’Orangerie on the banks of the Charente River. The building is beautiful from the in- and outside with a beautiful garden.
First we went to the beautiful cellars behind their building in Jarnac, where Hine ages some of their Cognacs. They really got some beautiful barrels, all made from Tronçais and Limousin oak.

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[26 Jun 2012 | 1 bericht | ]
Hine Antique XO Fine Champagne – Cognac Review

Yesterday I bought some Hine Antique bottles for Cognac Tastings I regulary give in the Netherlands, strange enough I hadn’t reviewed this Cognac before so here it is!
The Hine Antique XO Fine Champagne is made from Grande and Petite Champagne spirits with at least 50% of Grande Champagne and contains more than 40 cognacs aged for more than one generation. This Cognac is replaced by a new Hine Antique XO made from 100% Grande Champagne Cognacs in 2010.

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[13 May 2012 | 2 berichten | ]
Your Cognac: old 5 Star Hine Cognac

Today we received some pictures from a reader who has an very old bottle of Hine 5-star Cognac. This is the predecessor  of the modern Hine VSOP and imported by 21 Brands Inc, New York.

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[23 Apr 2012 | 1 bericht | ]
Davidoff Cognac is now being made by Hine

Davidoff is since January 2011 no longer being made by Hennessy. Thomas HINE & C° now have the license for Davidoff Cognac and did the revamping of the cognacs.
The new Davidoff Cognacs are the VSOP and XO. We will soon publish some tasting notes about the new Davidoff Cognacs!

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[21 Jan 2012 | 3 berichten | ]
Cognac Pairing with Chocolate

As Cognac-Experts we are constantly browsing for great combinations with our favorite drink. Yesterday after a good meal we poured in a glass of Cognac and got a bar of  Organic Panamanian 80% Chocolate. The Hine Rare Fine Champagne Cognac, which has all the hallmark: rich vanilla and spicy notes you look for in a good quality brandy.