About Us

A new generation of Cognac lovers is born.

We’re sister and brother, Sophie and Max, and we are part of a new generation of Cognac lovers. Our dream is to rejuvenate the world of Cognac, and to get rid of the tweed and cigar image that has been associated with the spirit for so long. Cognac has many beautiful facets: While its tradition and cultural heritage are closely tied to the French Charente-region, Cognac attracts international customers who are looking for sophistication and a unique experience.

Brother & sister Sophie and Max

Our family roots in Cognac extend back three generations. Over half a century ago, our grandparents acquired an agricultural property in the Cognac region. Alongside farming crops and cultivating walnut and apple plantations, our grandfather also farmed Cognac vineyards. Since we can remember, friends and neighbors have made Cognac and shared their secrets with us.


Sophie with Laurent at Guy Pinard Cognac


We have learned from the most experienced farmers, distillers, blenders, and merchants. These people are the very heart and soul of Cognac, they operate on traditions that have been passed down to them since generations. We are both deeply attached to this part of the world, and to Cognac production in particular, which is present in all areas of life here.

Our farm in the Cognac region (photography from 1990’s)  

Harvest image from the 1950’s


Cognac Expert honors these traditions by bringing together our love for the region, our ambition to innovate, and our fascination with sharing knowledge globally via the internet. We want to offer our readers an exclusive universe where they can discover everything about Cognac. Over the years, we have built up a young, and dynamic team of 20 people based all around Europe. We believe in creating international networks between like-minded people and nurturing dialogue across borders, both within our team as well as with our customers.

Harvest helpers in the courtyard of our farm (photography from 1960’s)

The Cognac we sell on Cognac-Expert strictly originate from the Cognac region. We can guarantee absolute authenticity thanks to our strong local ties. We ship your bottles directly from Cognac, France, to your doorstep–no need to worry about packaging, insurance, and customs declarations, we do it all. Cognac-Expert’s number one priority is our customers’ trust and safety, therefore we use protected payment services.

We really appreciate your comments, questions, and suggestions. So please continue contributing to the Cognac Expert community.

Drink responsibly, and always in style.

Sophie & Max


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