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Vintage cognacs released by Hine

Published:  27 February, 2013

Hine has released two 1983 vintage cognacs: Jarnac-matured and Early-Landed.

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Louis Royer Cognac appoints Mangrove as UK distributor

Published:  11 January, 2013

Mangrove has been appointed UK distributor to Cognac distillery Louis Royer in a bid to increase distribution in the UK.

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Earliest known vintage Cognac to be sold in Harrods

Published:  05 December, 2012

Harrods is to showcase a 233-year-old cognac, which has been recently recognised as the earliest known vintage.

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Martell Cognac teams up with Raymond Blanc and Jamie Cullum

Published:  23 November, 2012

Martell Cognac has teamed up with renowned chef Raymond Blanc and jazz musician Jamie Cullum to host a series of exclusive experiences for consumers across the UK and France.

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Salvatore Calabrese launches Salvatore's Liquore di Limone

Published:  20 November, 2012

Leading bartender and drinks consultant Salvatore Calabrese has officially launched a lemon liqueur named Salvatore's Liquore di Limone.

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Cognac exports grow but producers 'vigilant'

Published:  06 September, 2012

Latest figures issued by the BNIC shows a 4.3% growth in Cognac shipments compared with last year, but producers remain "vigilant" due to current economic and financial uncertainties.

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Courvoisier offers trip to France in on-pack competition

Published:  10 August, 2012

Maxxium UK is running a competition to win a trip to France as part of its Courvoisier's Cocktails on a Grand Scale campaign, in a bid to bring young adults to the category.

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Demand for premium spirits at all time high

Published:  13 July, 2012

The premium spirits category is the one to watch with sales up double-digit figures in both the on and off-trade, and malt whisky and Cognac taking the biggest value share.

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Pernod Ricard releases spirit gift packs for Father's Day

Published:  12 June, 2012

As part of its Premium Edge initiative to make premium spirits "compelling", Pernod Ricard is releasing gift packs of four premium spirit brands in time for Father's Day.

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Pernod Ricard shakes up senior team

Published:  12 June, 2012

Pernod Ricard is carrying out a radical shake-up of it senior team - spurred on by the retirement of Lionel Breton from Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet.

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Douglas Blyde: talks to Nicolas Kenedi on Martell's Pure Gourmet food and Cognac matching

Published:  21 March, 2012

Douglas Blyde talks to dandy and gourmet, Nicolas Kenedi, the official adviser to Martell on its 'Pure Gourmet' food matching philosophy...

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David Longford: the undiscovered world of Cognac, cocktails and women

Published:  18 March, 2012

Imagine, a woman - let's say between the ages of 22 and 63 - walks into a cocktail bar, somewhere in the world. She's had a long, hard day bashing away at the glass ceiling at the law firm/pension provider/bank where she works, and she just wants to sit at the bar and forget it all for a while, before heading home to her version of domestic bliss.

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David Longfield: Cognac Summit's search for Cognacs that appeal to women

Published:  12 February, 2012


As the numbers were crunched from the 1,380 completed tasting and assessment sheets filled in by the 34 invited bartenders, sommeliers, retailers and journalists, early conclusions after the four days of the fifth annual International Cognac Summit, held at the end of January, included the perhaps surprising view that packaging was broadly considered not to be important to women buying Cognac by the bottle.

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Record-breaking year for Cognac sales

Published:  02 February, 2012

Cognac had a record-breaking year in 2011 spearheaded by a rise in Chinese consumption - global sales grew 6.4% on the previous year.

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International Cognac Summit puts the focus on women

Published:  27 January, 2012

The fifth annual International Cognac Summit (ICS) concluded this week, following four days of intensive analysis and discussion by an international panel on the theme of "Cognac and women".

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Rémy Martin discontinues existing VSOP

Published:  04 January, 2012

Rémy Martin is withdrawing its original VSOP from the European market and launching a mature cask finish expression in its place.

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Blog: what the king of bling can teach Champagne

Published:  15 December, 2011

Champagne producers certainly have a thing or two to learn from their French neighbours in Cognac about remaining true to their luxury roots.

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Courvoisier pushes punch using Dickens link

Published:  09 November, 2011

Courvoisier is continuing with its misson to promote punch with a new, Christmas-themed Charles Dickens tour around London.

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Raymond Blanc and Martell to host live dining experience

Published:  13 October, 2011

French chef, Raymond Blanc, has teamed up with luxury cognac brand, Martell, to host Harrods' first live dining experience in its Brompton Road windows.

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Geoffrey Dean: is that a £200,000 Cognac trunk in Harrods window?

Published:  13 October, 2011

Anyone walking past Harrods on Brompton Road by the corner of Hans Road before October 22 can have a look at the sumptuous Martell 'trunk' on display behind the famous old London store's windows. It's shaped more like a bookcase than a suitcase and, thanks to its special contents, carries a cool RRP of £200,000. Only two have been made - the other being in the Far East - and for serious Cognac connoisseurs with money to blow, this represents a must-have toy.

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