Cognac has been made for more than three centuries. It is not only the big famous brands that have made it, but mainly the thousands of smaller winegrowers who toil in the vineyards every year to produce the grapes from which the precious liquid is finally made. Many names have been forgotten in the course of history. In order not to lose the names we still know today, I have started to collect them and bring them together in tables, where they can be found alphabetically.
All these names together constitute part of the cultural heritage of the Cognac region, Charente.
I have tried as hard as I can to find evidence of as many names as possible in the form of a bottle or a label, and for those that are no longer made, I have tried to find out which other cognac houses have taken over the brand.
I have dedicated a page to each of the brands that still exist or have only disappeared during the last few decades, where you can read about their history, find their address and often also contact details. I have also given an indication of some of the most important qualities they produce.
I have compiled a bottle catalogue of the brands that are of more interest and are sometimes collected.