The Wine Merchant is the first trade magazine aimed solely at independent wine retailers and has been around for nearly 10 years. This month it published a double page spread featuring the founder of Hermitage Cognac, David Baker, and some of Hermitage's finest cognacs. Dubbed 'The Cognac Hunter', his story is summed up in the introduction:
David Baker uses his network of connections in the Grande Champagne region and beyond to seek out the kinds of long-aged, single estate cognacs that tell the story of this classic brandy in a far more evocative and compelling way than the big brands ever could. You can read the full article here on pages 52 & 53.
Also in the press this week, Will Lyons of The Sunday Times wrote about 'Special Drinks for Special Birthdays' and concluded that "David Baker at Brandyclassics has assembled an impressive array of old spirits to choose from". The 'Best bottles to give as gifts' is something we know all about at Brandyclassics.