Sunday, 22 December 2013


JAY Z drinking D'USSE !

The reputation of French cognac hides a dual personality: the French do not drink. They export over 97% of production, according to the Office of Tourism Poitou-Charentes region of origin of Cognac. The United 
States is their largest customer, and it is the African Americans who consume a vast majority of sales.

The history of the rise in popularity of cognac in the United States is well known amateur: in the 1990s, sales of cognac were lethargic and industry was responding to a populated image of old musty odor. And then references the cognac began to appear in the lyrics of rap phenomenon which culminated in 2001 with the tube Busta Rhymes and P. Diddy, "Pass the Courvoisier", which was boosted sales by 30%.

A story that is not born with the rap

But do not talk of comeback . It was almost two hundred years Americans drank cognac when it is introduced in the lyrics of rap. Former export Chateau de Cognac and Martell documents reveal in the nineteenth century deliveries of cognac in the United States, where its refined sweetness was a popular drink of high society and a welcome escape foul spirits and too young overflowing the world pioneers. Manuals American distillation of the early nineteenth century advocated methods to mimic the cognac alcohol 

The relationship between the cognac and African- American consumers began later, when black soldiers stationed in the southwest of France discovered during the two world wars . The link between producers of cognac and black consumers was probably strengthened by the arrival of artists and musicians such as Josephine Baker black , which flooded the Parisian jazz clubs and blues during the inter -war years , says Dr. Emory Tolbert, professor of history at Howard University .

 For African Americans , the elegant cognac country celebrating their culture instead of marginalizing should have a taste of honey. The country, the most common choice was whiskey , produced by companies that gave their bottles names or Confederate leaders appealed to nationalism of the Southern States with brands like Rebel Yell alcohol. Surprising that many African Americans have found the cognac gave them a better taste in the mouth.

In the postwar period , the U.S. market took on a even more critical for cognac producers . It was at this time that the tape was introduced on the French market , where it ousted cognac says Patrice Pinet , cellar master of Courvoisier . "Today, France drink much whiskey as it produces cognac " he said .

Since then, four major cognac - Courvoisier , Hennessy, Martell and Rémy Martin have carefully studied all the American market and adapted their products accordingly. When Courvoisier found for example, that Americans bought cognac and Moscato for drinking together , he helped to skip a step in creating Gold , a product where the two spirits were already mixed .
Rémy Martin sells its growing Chinese customer cognac in an octagonal bottle, because the number eight lucky in China. Louis Royer Cognac kosher product exclusively for the New York market. This fall, in the town of Cognac, Hennessy sponsors an exhibition of photographer Jonathan Mannion, whose net and unique pictures of the stars of hip-hop capture the mood of a typically American genre that has boosted its sales and has arguably become the lingua franca of global pop culture.

Fitting tribute to the fact that governing labeling regulations aside, cognac has never been the prerogative of France.

Sunday, 15 December 2013


Christmas Time will arrive quickly, we have already did some researches for you about THE most ORIGINAL PRESENT.

VINS DE STARS located at 14, rue des Piliers des Tutelles 33 000 Bordeaux.
                       and Shop online

This shop is a new concept they sale wine and spirit from Famous persons.It is very interesting because the packaging are very original and you can make a collection with all different bottle...

Our selection:


Appellation Chianti DOCG produced in the south of Florence with 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo
Flavours: Cherry and Iris. 
Price : 30 euros


Created for the Cannes film festival , this Chablis of 100% Chardonnay will seduce by its finery of freshness. This bottle of Chablis 2012, decorated with silvery metal and with UV ink which shows itself under the black light.
Price : 25 euros


The 2009 Merlot captures the attitude of Mendocino County's style. Aromas of black cherry with hints of mint are followed by rich flavors of plum, black cherry, brown sugar, cinnamon and cedar. This dry red wine is a fine match for herb-roasted chicken, grilled beef or smoky chili.
Price: 35 euros

Sunday, 8 December 2013

White wine for a white Christmas

ONLY 17 days till Christmas
Dear readers what white wines do you have in stock for Christmas to share with friends and family? Or you were too busy and forgot.
Don't worry, Jancis Robinson just saved you the time and listed 29 white wines with the best price offerings,alcohol degree and simple reviews. 

In the article you can find wines from France, Germany, Australia and Greece.I'm sure at least one bottle will be added to your wine list for Christmas. 

What's better to share a White wine for a White Christmas! 


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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Terrifying Feiring

This will be your reaction when you will read Alice Feiring's Blog. This famous blogger, looking for discussion and changing the way to think about wine, pointed out a really surprising documentary from Sweden.

Guys, do not wonder why you are having such a hangover after a low quality wine party.
Sir, do not wonder why you are having a terrible headache after a glass of Burgundy or Côte-Rôtie.
The problem comes from additives and powered tannins.

Well, we let you read Alice Feiring's revolted way to explain this and hope you will have, thanks to her, an other look on wine industry, even in supposed french traditional respect.

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