YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> While Cognac’s star performers witnessed a fortuitous year, results were mixed for the biggest brandy players. SB takes a look at the world’s best-selling brands. Global exports of Cognac rose for a fourth consecutive year from 2017­-2018, according to Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) figures. The statistics showed Cognac exports during this time increased 8.2% by volume and 5.4% by value, reaching 205.9 million bottles and generating turnover worth €3.2 billion (US$3.6bn). When it comes to brandy, the category’s biggest players witnessed falling sales with five out of the eight million-case-selling brands registering declines. Big and small producers alike are doing their best to change the category’s fortunes through innovation and experimentation. Following our recently published Brand Champions 2019 report – an in-depth analysis of the brands selling more than one-million cases annually – here, we run through the world’s best-selling Cognacs and brandies on the market today. Click through the following ...