November 23, 2019
Walking through the grounds of the innovative and forward thinking House of Hennessy it becomes evident that the largest cognac producer in the world is deep rooted in its heritage. Cognac Hennessy, which was founded in 1765 by Richard Hennessy, accounts for approximately 50% of all cognac sales across the world. Over two centuries later, Hennessy, which according to experts was the pioneer of the global cognac trade, is showing no signs of slowing down. Through artist collaborations, an estimated 10,000 events around the world and close to 5 million social media followers, this historic house continues to find new ways to grow and share their brand.
November 12, 2019
When we think of Cognac, most of us quickly think of the magnificent spirit enjoyed by kings, celebrities and now one of the main ingredients in the craft cocktail revolution. This spirit, which so many have grown to enjoy, is only part of the exciting story of Cognac.
The region of Cognac, which includes both the Town of Cognac and the Cognac AOC (which means "Controlled Appellation of Origin"), is located in the southwest part of France. The AOC borders the Atlantic Ocean to its west while the Town of Cognac is approximately an hour and forty-five minutes drive north of Bordeaux.
October 14, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that you can now join The Wine Destinations by Bottle Barn Wine Club. The club is an extension of The Wine Destinations Collection by Bottle Barn, which focuses on wines from smaller producers from all over the world.The focus of the club is to bring Sonoma County wines from small lots and family wineries that are often hard to find to those wine lovers that have an affection to this dynamic and diverse region. Sonoma County has over 400 wineries which makes it a never ending treasure hunt for wine lovers. Who better to guide us on this treasure hunt than Bottle Barn, Sonoma's premier wine shop.
October 10, 2019
Founded in 1987, Bel Lago is one of the pioneering wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula AVA which was established in 1982. Now, over 30 years later, Bel Lago grows more that 100 varietals on 37 acres. One of the founders of the winery and to this day winemaker, Charlie Edson, has certainly made his mark in the region. We were fortunate to catch up with him on our visit and during our conversation it was evident that he is passionate about making world class wines grown out of the terroir of the Leelanau Peninsula.