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I received this bottle as a gift, and would like to know the value and something about it. It is a frosted dark green bottle with a medallion on the front and below it written in gold is Cordon Bleu.. It has the bird on top and I believe three wine glasses inside the medallion. Sole distributors for the USA are "The Jos. Garneau Co., New York, NY". The stamp says " A No.159329: CIN-1-67". On the bottom is .SG BC, liquor bottle and 0.75L.
Anything you can tell me would be appreciated.

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Hi Pamela

Cognac is a brandy from the Cognac region in Southwest France, near Bordeaux.  And this is a lovely one.  Martell is a highly respected producer, and their Cotdon Bleu is among the best~a blend of rare aged lots.  It usually sells for over $150.

Hope that helps.

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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

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30 years in the business.

Organizations
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

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Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

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I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

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Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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