#Favourite Things Holiday Gift Suggestions Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection No 3: A New Generation

Hennessy Master Blender’s Selection N°3 marks a special milestone for the Maison Hennessy: this jovial, single-batch cognac is the first by 8th-generation Master Blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde. 

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

Created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is the flagship of the brand and combines the intensity of tropical bitter orange with the character of cognac.

Indulge Your Taste Buds With EAT! Vancouver This Fall

Pastry bags are filled, glasses are polished and knives are sharpened. In only a few weeks, the most exciting fall food festival begins in Vancouver with the return of EAT! Vancouver on November 5 to 10.   The popularity of EAT Vancouver continues to bring together some of the country’s top chefs, chocolatiers and culinary leaders. This … Read more

Tasting Tesseron Cognac

Some days serendipity is at play and something wonderful happens.  For me it was at a trade tasting of products from local wine agency, Select Wines.  After tasting through sparkling wines, white wines, red wines and after dinner wines – and finding several very pleasant surprises – I made a last stop to sample a … Read more


There was a time, not so long ago, when brandy was a drink that was enjoyed en-mass as an after-meal drink, as part of a cocktail, or warmed gently to take the chill off. Cognac was slightly more expensive but not egregiously so and one might, as well, find a bottle of Armagnac on a … Read more

Quintessence Tour visits Vancouver

  On May 26 the APVSA came once again to Vancouver to present an exciting range of wines to the local wine importers and distributors. The wines are presented in a private space for an “invitation only” opportunity to taste excellent wines of the various regions of Europe. Always top quality wines that are the best … Read more

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