Rémy Martin unveils music-inspired VSOP bottle

Cognac house Rémy Martin has released a limited edition bottle design for its VSOP expression to celebrate musical culture from the 1980s and 1990s. The limited edition packaging was inspired by a design first commercialised in the 1980s and 1990s. It features gold detailing in tribute to mixtape culture of the time and aims to encourage drinkers to rediscover ‘Cognac’s timeless elegance’. Tina Reejsinghani, vice president at Rémy Martin Americas, said: “The Rémy Martin VSOP…

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The Cognac Masters 2019 results

While our judges believe there is room for innovation in older, more expensive Cognac expressions, they were pleased to see that the XO category has improved markedly, leaving its over-sweet styles behind. The Cognac category finds itself at a crossroads, with one path directed towards tradition and another bound for innovation. The sector has used strict rules to build a reputation for quality, but in the face of fierce competition from other premium spirits groups,…

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Cognac exports hit new heights in 2018

Exports of Cognac increased for a fourth consecutive year in 2018, with strong growth in the Far East offsetting a downcast performance in Europe. According to data from trade group the Bureau National Interprofessional du Cognac (BNIC), Cognac volume exports grew 3% to 204.2 million bottles, while value increased 2% to €3.2 billion (US$3.7bn). In total, nearly 98% of all Cognac made is exported. The ‘Nafta zone’ – comprising the US, Canada and Mexico –…

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