- December 06. 2017 Cakebread Cellars Announces Winemaker Transition
- November 03. 2017 The Best Brandy and Cognac at Any Price
- November 02. 2017 Delamain Cognac Featured in New York Times
- October 18. 2017 Masi Agriolca was named “Winery of the Year” by Gambero Rosso
December 07, 2016
Beyond Hennessy: Get Fancy With Delamain Vesper
For most of the mid - to late Aughts, cognac producers concentrated their marketing dollars on China’s ballooning middle class. But with a greater emphasis on personal austerity—along with a new suite of anticorruption laws—killing demand for high-end gifts there, those producers are turning to the U.S., where we can’t seem to consume enough brown spirits: There were 4.7 million cases of cognac sold here in 2015, and that number is expected to reach 5 million this year. Some bottles can get pricey, but don’t let that deter you from gifting an option not so insanely expensive—a little austerity certainly can’t hurt.
by Jim Clarke