MODESTO, Calif.— Two icons famous for bringing unique flavor to the game are coming together for

MODESTO, Calif.— Two icons famous for bringing unique flavor to the game are coming together for a legendary collaboration. E&J Brandy, part of the E. & J. Gallo spirits portfolio and the world’s most popular American brandy, announced its partnership with renowned lifestyle brand COOGI, whose famous vibrant color palette and intricate textured knits became a staple within the ’90s hip hop community and beyond. “Just like E&J, COOGI has never been afraid of standing out,” said Britt West, Vice President and General Manager at E. & J. Gallo. “We’re thrilled to come together to bring fans a unique experience curated by two names that they’ve known and loved for generations.” This year COOGI is celebrating 50 years of innovation and inclusion in the fashion industry with its vibrant colors, unique patterns and iconic celebrity sightings. Committed to staying true to its heritage and the elements iconic to the brand, COOGI continues to reimagine its look to remain current and modern, similar to E&J Brandy, which recently unveiled sleek new packaging for each of its expressions. “By combining our renowned pattern and woven technique with E&J VSOP Grand Blue’s ...

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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 ...