The BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) represents, fosters and protects the Cognac Appellation d’Origine Conrôlée in France and abroad.

Cognacs are born of a blend of terroir, unique savoir-faire and passion. It is a combination of the soil, the oceanic climate and the careful selection of white grapes that give the vineyards of Cognac all of their unique character. Talents developed over generations and a commitment to excellence create a quality foundation for this rare and cosmopolitan spirit.

A strictly controlled production area of 75000 ha, first outlined in 1909 is home to 4,300 growers, about 110 distillers and 280 merchants, and represents the beating heart of the thoroughly international spirit, exported to more than 150 countries across the globe.


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