The exports of cognac for 2017-18 have increased for the fourth time in a row, rising +8.2% in volume and a +5.4% in value. 

Cognac: Innovating history

07 August, 2018

Cognac is experiencing a period of innovation which is challenging some of its own traditions, but could this further enhance the glowing reputation of the French spirit? Shay Waterworth travelled to the south of France to investigate.

On May 27, Cognac was hit with a hailstorm that affected a significant proportion of the vineyards within the appellation.

Cognac exports rose to “record levels” in 2016, with volume and value increases of 6.0 % and 6.8 % respectively, as sales in China stabalised and new growth was found in North America.

Cognac expert Nicholas Faith has panned some of Cognac’s most expensive bottles, saying the French spirit rarely improves after 40 years of ageing.

The BNIC’s seventh annual La Part Des Anges charity auction has raised a record €136,800/£108,500 from the sale of fine and rare cognacs.

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has announced shipments of cognac have risen by 4.3%, with growth in Asia and North America off-setting a European decline.

Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) is to auction 26 rare cognacs at the upcoming charity auction, La Part des Anges.

Annual sales of cognac are worth €2 billion thanks to a surge in XO and VSOP sales in the Far East, says the Cognac Bureau (BNIC).

A five-litre demijohn of 1985 Cognac Frapin has sold for €15,000 at a charity auction.

In its fourth edition, the International Cognac Summit (ICS) 2011, attempted to answer the question: can you quantify pleasure when tasting cognac?

Cognac has reported record-breaking shipment figures for 2010. The region reported the value of 2010 shipments to be €1.86 billion.

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