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The principle of the cognac production dates from the 17th century. Dutch ships were doing at that moment for decades on the coasts of Charente. The crew hit on this occasion like wine. Since these inboette by the long journey to quality, grown in the Dutch demand for distilled wine (brandy), which was longer. The inhabitants of the Charente developed at the end of the 17th century, the second distillation.
The town of Cognac has since then his name associated with this new strong drank.Het did was not long until consumers discovered that the brandy from the Cognac region was better than its competitors and also wanted to pay for it. The Dutch strengthened their interests in the region and made their best cognac especially to the English nobility. Because cognac mainly remained an export product many young foreigners came to settle in the region. They married regularly in the local community and this is still reflected in the name of many famous cognac houses.
In the 90s of the 18th century the houses Martell and Hennessy managed to gain the upper hand in the cognac market. They dominated the market for the subsequent 150 years. After that small businesses could return a portion of withdrawals for themselves. The demand for cognac continued to increase leading to overproduction and sharp price decline at the end of the 19th century. And then also hit the phylloxera plague far. Was 85% of the vines destroyed in sixteen years. The rescue was due to the grafting of resistant American vines on the existing bushes. This was also massively switched from folle blanche on Ugni Blanc.
After the plague was under control, there was also a need for more stringent protection of cognac. And definition In 1909 cognac was an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, and this was confirmed in 1936. Before the First World War had the drink England as chief market recaptured and from there the colonies.
The First World War ushered in another difficult period that lasted until the end of the Second World War. After the demand for cognac rose again and the BOARD, the Bureau national interprofessionnel du cognac, was established. This setting must protect the quality and reputation of the cognac. In 1976 the production had overtaken demand for cognac and came another crisis in the market by overproduction.
Since 1997, the demand for cognac rises again. One of the reason is that cognac has taken a cult place in the rapper culture of America. In Asia the demand for superior cognac rises also.