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

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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This is part 5 in our series The business of cognac

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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This is part 1 in our series The business of cognac

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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This is part 4 in our series The business of cognac

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

How to become serious about your love of wine

Know your stuff, and you can turn your passion for drinking wine into a profit-making hobby

How to become serious about your love of wine
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Ontario government strangling its wineries’ ability to compete

Likes to talk about its love for local wineries, but giving more shelf space to local vintners at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario would hurt provincial revenues

Ontario government strangling its wineries’ ability to compete
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Likes to talk about its love for local wineries, but giving more shelf space to local vintners at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario would hurt provincial revenues

Mexico North America’s newest wine frontier

Mexico's excellent wines are becoming more prevalent in Canada, especially in larger urban wine markets

Mexico North America’s newest wine frontier
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MICALLEF: Mexico’s excellent wines are becoming more prevalent in Canada, especially in larger urban wine markets

Italy’s hidden wine valley: the Valtellina

Valtellina is one of the most dramatic vineyard landscapes in the world, invoking comparisons with Germany's Mosel, Portugal's Douro and Italy's Alto Adige

Italy’s hidden wine valley: the Valtellina
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BOTTOMS UP: Valtellina is one of the most dramatic vineyard landscapes in the world, invoking comparisons with Germany’s Mosel, Portugal’s Douro and Italy’s Alto Adige

Aglianico Italy’s undiscovered wine treasure

The world’s oldest cultivated grape is its newest wine discovery

Aglianico Italy’s undiscovered wine treasure
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