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Cognac-Expert.com is the leading Internet platform for Cognac worldwide. It was initiated by brother and sister Max and Sophie, whose family has been living in France’s Cognac region for four generations. To honor the family tradition of their great-grandfather, their grandfather, and their father, all of whom had an agricultural background, these two young Cognac-lovers came up with the idea of creating an English speaking website, to make this rich tradition accessible to fellow Cognac enthusiasts across the globe. Sophie and Max admire family-run Cognac houses for their heritage and commitment, because they know what a challenge it is to hand down such a tradition from generation to generation. The philosophy behind Cognac-Expert.com is to share knowledge about Cognac producers, big and small, in order to spread awareness about this exceptional and precious spirit across the French borders.

The best XO Cognacs for 2016 This list is based on taste alone; a completely blind taste test – we didn’t know the brand, and we didn’t see any packaging or bottles. We tasted 24 XOs in total. 4 persons participated, including Max. The scoring was solely on the nose,…

It is  impossible to not have noticed that French brandy Cognac is one of the ‘buzz’ words in luxury goods right now. How on earth has Cognac managed to shrug off what the industry freely admits was a stuffy, ‘old boy’s brigade’ image and reinvent itself as one…