MARKETING/DESIGN/CONSUMER TRENDS/INSPIRATIONS Cognac & Brandy News for Consumers & Industry Experts
Here is the list of cognac brands in alphabetical order that I won “best cognac in the world” at the World Spirits Competition (San Francisco) since 2000 for more than 150 USD.
COMANDON COGNAC, XO, $150
COURVOISIER COGNAC, L’ Esprit de Courvoisier, $5000
DELAMAIN COGNAC, Réserve de la Famille, $550
HARDY COGNAC, Noces D’Or, $1800
HENNESSY COGNAC, Paradis, $800
HENNESSY COGNAC, Richard, $3500
These are cognacs for experts and aficionados of high-end lifestyles. Some world best cognacs are more affordable than others. I guess it depends on how much you value what you drink and your wallet size for sure.
Next, is the list of brands most rewarded and actively participating in the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.
Spirits unlike wines have not been so subjected to ratings for making sales. One has to look at any wine catalogs or visit any local liquor stores to realize that wines are mostly purchased by ratings and price ranges. Perhaps spirits are not better off as most of the consumers are biased to advertising and celebrity endorsements.
Wines are like graduate school: the higher the GMAT score the more you get.
Versus Spirits are more like political candidates: the bigger the campaign budget the more chance to be elected.
Source: World Spirits Competition