Cognac’s global reach keeps spreading

While making inroads in urban American culture and gaining a foothold in China, the industry is also innovating its products

Cognac’s global reach keeps spreading
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This is part 7 in our series The business of cognac

While making inroads in urban American culture and gaining a foothold in China, the industry is also innovating its products

Discovering Monet’s lifelong fascination with architecture

London’s National Gallery exhibit offers rare glimpses into the artist’s examination of the play of light on human structures

Discovering Monet’s lifelong fascination with architecture
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London’s National Gallery exhibit offers rare glimpses into the artist’s examination of the play of light on human structures

Cognac’s rise from a regional product to a worldwide phenomenon

Export sales drove the development of the industry, a feature as true today as it was three centuries ago

Cognac’s rise from a regional product to a worldwide phenomenon
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This is part 6 in our series The business of cognac

Export sales drove the development of the industry, a feature as true today as it was three centuries ago

Aging and blending create cognac’s extraordinary fusion

Part 5 of the understanding cognac series: The blend is at the heart of cognac and its formulation is the industry’s highest art form

Aging and blending create cognac’s extraordinary fusion
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Part 5 of the understanding cognac series: The blend is at the heart of cognac and its formulation is the industry’s highest art form

Getting to the essence of cognac: the distiller’s art

Part 4 of the understanding cognac series: the deft hand of the master blender is critical to production

Getting to the essence of cognac: the distiller’s art
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Part 4 of the understanding cognac series: the deft hand of the master blender is critical to production

With Cognac, it’s all about terroir

Cognac part 3: The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes

With Cognac, it’s all about terroir
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Part 3 in our series the Business of Cognac: The environment, including the chalky soil, is everything when it comes to producing the right grapes

Cognac: A spirit’s spirit to survive and thrive

The traditional cognac houses have had to overcome grape plagues, the rising popularity of Scotch whisky, counterfeiting and war

Cognac: A spirit’s spirit to survive and thrive
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This is part 3 in our series The business of cognac

The traditional cognac houses have had to overcome grape plagues, the rising popularity of Scotch whisky, counterfeiting and war

Cognac, a short history of an enduring spirit

Part 1 of a seven-part series on the history, production and business of cognac

Cognac, a short history of an enduring spirit
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This is part 2 in our series The business of cognac

Part 1 of a seven-part series on the history, production and business of cognac

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer

One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

Flu pandemic of 1918 brutal, virulent killer
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One hundred years ago, a flu pandemic swept across the world, killing tens of millions of people, particularly those in the prime of life

Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilation

Language, religious laws and practices, cultural and culinary traditions all function to discourage, prevent or, at the very least, slow down assimilation

Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilation
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Language, religious laws and practices, cultural and culinary traditions all function to discourage, prevent or, at the very least, slow down assimilation