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March 25, 2022
Two Roullet cognacs - IWSC winners!

Roullet VS and Roullet Cadet XO cognacs won bronze medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2022 in the UK.

Roullet VS and Roullet Cadet XO cognacs won bronze medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2022 in the UK.

From the tasting notes about Roullet VS: "Delicate acacia, medicinal hints and grapefruit. Feminine and rounded with a textured vanilla finish." This is the most popular cognac in Roullet's palette of flavors. It has been aged in French oak barrels for at least four years and is a key ingredient for cocktails.

The IWSC jury described Roullet Cadet XO as a cognac with "Apple and pear complexity with toffee sweetness, black pepper and tobacco. Searing Habanero pepper finish". This cognac is made from 2008, 1989 and 1988 vintages. Previously, the cognac won gold at famous international competitions, as well as got into TOP 10 best cognacs of the year according to Spirits Business (Great Britain).

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February 22, 2022
Andrey Kobyakov - winner of the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2021

Hundreds of entries, 12 cities, 6 finalists and only one best cocktail!

Hundreds of entries, 12 cities, 6 finalists and only one best cocktail!

In the year of the 250th anniversary of Roullet Cognac House, Roullet Bartender Challenge competition attracts and unites talented bartenders from all over Russia. It grows every year, becomes bigger and more dynamic.

The panel of respected judges evaluated the performances and works according to five criteria - appearance, concept, compatibility with the gastronomic pairing, reproducibility and overall impression.

Each of the finalists' cocktails is worthy of gracing the bars of the best places. Videos of the finalists' standout performances can be viewed on the Roullet Bartender Challenge Instagram account.

The Roullet Bartender Challenge proved that cognac is not only a flawless classic, but also a drink with infinite potential for cocktail making. Congratulations to Andrey Kobyakov for brilliantly realising this idea.

The winner received a well-deserved award of 250,000 rubles and each finalist got special prizes from the Roullet cognac house.

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February 8, 2022
The finalists of the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2021

The long-awaited moment has come to announce the finalists of one of the biggest bartending competitions in Russia – the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2021! The theme was set by the significant date for the cognac house Roullet - the eve of the 250th anniversary of Roullet.

The long-awaited moment has come to announce the finalists of one of the biggest bartending competitions in Russia – the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2021! The theme was set by the significant date for the cognac house Roullet - the eve of the 250th anniversary of Roullet.

Compared with last year, the competition has grown both in terms of geography and the number of submissions by 2.5 times - the magic of numbers 250 anniversary of Roullet. The gastronomic pairings aroused the admiration of the judges. The Challenge participants proved that cognac is a beverage with great potential for making cocktails – bright, sophisticated and memorable.

According to the Roullet Bartender Challenge the best bartenders are:

• Center: Andrey Kobyakov, Fine Coffee Bar, Moscow

• North: Maria Milatskova, Orthodox Russian Bar, Saint Petersburg

• South: Victoria Commissar, London Bar, Sochi

• Tatarstan: Polina Vasilyeva, Relab bar, Kazan

• Ural: Konstantin Orlov, gastrobar DOM, Chelyabinsk

• Siberia: Maxim Yagolnik, Fresca bar, Tyumen

Each finalist will get a special prize from Roullet Cognac house and certificates for the "Modern Bar Technologies" course. The best bartender will be announced at the ceremony of the «WhereToEat Russia» restaurant award on February 22. The winning cocktail will become the main drink at the events dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Roullet Cognac House and the winner will receive the grand prize of 250,000 rubles!

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December 27, 2021
Roullet Cadet XO - Gold in Hong Kong

In November Hong Kong hosted the X International Competition «The Best French Wine, Beer and Spirits in Asia». Roullet Cadet XO won a gold medal in a blind tasting. It was an important award for a cognac (available for sale in 2021), symbolizing the company's successful entry into the Asian market. Moreover, Roullet Amber Gold cognac won a silver medal in this competition.

In November Hong Kong hosted the X International Competition «The Best French Wine, Beer and Spirits in Asia». Roullet Cadet XO won a gold medal in a blind tasting. It was an important award for a cognac (available for sale in 2021), symbolizing the company's successful entry into the Asian market. Moreover, Roullet Amber Gold cognac won a silver medal in this competition.

«The Best French Wine, Beer and Spirits in Asia» competition is the only platform in Asia where Asian market professionals can get acquainted with all the potentially interesting products of the French alcohol market in two days. Sommeliers, wine merchants, importers, distributors and journalists gathered at the event. This year's panel, chaired by Nelson Chou, President of the Hong Kong and China Sommelier Association, tasted 267 wines, beers and spirits on the first day. The organizers emphasized the high quality of the samples submitted for the competition.

On the second day, the jury re-tasted the gold-winning products to find the best gastronomic combinations with typical Asian dishes. The aim of this approach is to identify beverages that perfectly match the local cuisine.

Regarding other well-known competitions, Roullet Cadet XO won the highest award Master in the XO category and was among Top 10 award-winning Cognacs 2021 according to Spirits Business (UK). Also, this cognac was awarded a gold medal at the IX Best French Spirits Competition in the United States, held in July 2021 in Miami.

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December 13, 2021
250 years of the Roullet Cognac House

Next year the Roullet Cognac house will celebrate its 250th anniversary. It’s a moment to look back proudly at the many milestones of history. Roullet started its journey in the Cognac region in far 1772, and could retain its essence - an expression of the spirit of its terroir, an unwavering commitment to quality and a respect for tradition.

Next year the Roullet Cognac house will celebrate its 250th anniversary. It’s a moment to look back proudly at the many milestones of history. Roullet started its journey in the Cognac region in far 1772, and could retain its essence - an expression of the spirit of its terroir, an unwavering commitment to quality and a respect for tradition.

This celebration will pass according weeks of events covering both Roullet’s homeland, Foussignac, and the 2 capitals of Russia. These will mainly include art projects with artists, the Roullet Bartender Challenge competition with an expanded geography of participants and an impressive sum of 250,000 rubles as prize money, a range of gastronomic dinners where gourmet cuisine will be tailored specifically to Roullet cognacs, and a major celebration in Foussignac in October 2022. Today, the Roullet cognac house is preparing to release a limited edition of collectible series of cognacs with a special festive decoration.

The Roullet family obtained possession of their first vineyard in the 18th century. Having begun distilling its own vintage of «eau-de-vie», Paul-Frédéric Roullet had established a cognac house by 1780. Later, having built close relations with the royal court and secured the patronage of Napoleon Bonaparte himself, the cognac house survived the French Revolution and got a patent from the Republic to distill and supply cognac in 1791, including for the imperial army.

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September 17, 2021
Aficionado's choice: Roullet cigar cognac is now in Russia

LADOGA has brought to Russia a special limited edition cognac, that pairs with cigars perfectly. The idea to make a special release was given to Franck Valente, the blend master at the Roullet cognac house, by the representatives of the Russian cigar community.

LADOGA has brought to Russia a special limited edition cognac, that pairs with cigars perfectly. The idea to make a special release was given to Franck Valente, the blend master at the Roullet cognac house, by the representatives of the Russian cigar community.

Russian aficionados always wanted to get an aged strong drink that works best with a cigar. In the autumn of 2020, LADOGA, the exclusive distributor of Roullet cognac in Russia, organized a series of blind tastings in the cigar clubs of Ural, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, and St. Petersburg. Nine months later, a miracle happened, a cognac made of grapes from the prestigious Appellation Grande Champagne of 1997 harvest, poured from a single cask, natural and intended to be a perfect match with a cigar.

Cognac natural strength 50 percent alcohol with an open, clean, fresh and lively aroma with notes of flowers, light dried fruits, caramel, gingerbread and fragrant spices. Its balanced and warming taste with nuances of citrus, raisins and apricots is flavored with ginger and spices. The aftertaste is long, warming, with hints of black and white pepper. There were 338 samples of this exceptional cognac bottled, that's how many the barrel held. Each one was sealed with wax and numbered.

"Choice 2020" will be historic, because this project not only marked the beginning of friendship between the French cognac house and the Russian afficionados, but it is also considered to be a remarkable event for the 250th anniversary of the Roullet cognac house, both in the birthplace of Roullet - Fussignac, and in Russia.

A special release has already arrived to Russia. Some bottles are exclusively reserved for those who participated in the tastings and chose this drink. These are a number of independent experts and representatives of cigar clubs and lounges:

• "South Ural" Club Chelyabinsk

• "Moscow Afisionados" Club

• "OUR Cigar Club" Moscow

• "Moscow Cigar Club"

• "Gorky" Club N. Novgorod

• "Chkalov" Club N. Novgorod

• "Horse Power" Club St. Petersburg

• "La Casa del Habano" Club Ekaterinburg

• "Cigar&Porto Lounge" N. Novgorod

• "Davidoff" St. Petersburg

One of the bottles will be preserved in the Roullet cognac house to show this standard of excellence and the unique quality of the real cigar cognac to the future generations.

 

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May 17, 2021
Roullet Cadet XO was awarded a Master medal in The Cognac Masters 2021

The Spirits Business, the world's leading international magazine for the spirits trade, held The Cognac Masters to identify and reward the best cognac brands on the global market. Roullet Cadet XO cognac received the highest award Master in the XO category and entered the list of TOP 10 best cognacs of the year according to The Spirits Business.

The Spirits Business, the world's leading international magazine for the spirits trade, held The Cognac Masters to identify and reward the best cognac brands on the global market. Roullet Cadet XO cognac received the highest award Master in the XO category and entered the list of TOP 10 best cognacs of the year according to The Spirits Business.

The cognacs were judged in a blind tasting by the group of authoritative spirits experts. Cognac Roullet XO Cadet was deemed to be just as brilliant, collecting a Master medal for being “delicious and fresh” with “lots of fruit, peaches – a juicy Cognac”.

As Paolo Basso, a winemaker and the best sommelier in the world in 2013, noted earlier during a blind tasting, Roullet Cadet XO cognac has a rich classic aroma with the scent of spices, cinnamon, clove and honey. The taste is intense and silky, changes during the tasting, acquiring more and more volume and character and, at the same time, maintaining its bright and sophisticated style. Rich and elegant finish. Strength and elegance are combined in this cognac, which stands out for its deep character. Cognac is perfect for completing a meal in combination with dark chocolate and desserts.

Previously Roullet Cadet XO was awarded a gold medal at the PRODEXPO-2021 Wine Guide, held in Moscow in April. And packaging for Roullet Cadet XO cognac won the ProdExtraPak-2021 competition in the nomination Packaging for food products and drinks.

For almost 250 years the family descendants and cellar masters of the Roullet cognac house created great drinks under the Roullet trademark passing on their experience, savoir-faire and century-old traditions from generation to generation. Today the Roullet cognac house has ​​200 hectares of vineyards: 140 hectares in Cru Fins Bois, 48 hectares in Grand Champagne and 16 hectares in Petit Champagne. Roullet cognac has once again confirmed its highest quality.

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March 17, 2021
Collaboration of the Roullet cognac house and the famous French artist Zafi

For almost 250 years, cognac masters have been creating the great Roullet cognacs. The secret of the legendary Roullet cognac house's success is the union of old family traditions, modern solutions and craving for art. There is ample evidence of how spirits inspire artists, poets and writers. And now the Roullet cognac house is planning a collaboration with the famous French artist Zafi.

For almost 250 years, cognac masters have been creating the great Roullet cognacs. The secret of the legendary Roullet cognac house's success is the union of old family traditions, modern solutions and craving for art. There is ample evidence of how spirits inspire artists, poets and writers. And now the Roullet cognac house is planning a collaboration with the famous French artist Zafi.

“The world needs color because color heals hearts, soothes and makes people happy,” says Zafi. The March issue of Famous magazine presents his collaboration with the Roullet cognac house. These are photographs of his paintings, placed in the cellar among the authentic barrels of the Roullet cognac house. According to the artist, creation stimulates and color makes people smile. Therefore, he uses bright colors in his works, thanks to which he is still very lively and overflowing with desire to take a bite of life, which is a creation.

“If all goes well, I will sign with my work a limited edition of a prestigious bottle of Cognac for the anniversary of one of the oldest cognac houses which is over 200 years old. An international event, I`m already very proud and excited,” – Zafi said about the joint project with the Roullet cognac house.

 

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March 2, 2021
Roullet Bartender Challenge 2020. Results

The competition for bartenders Roullet Bartender Challenge 2020, organized by LADOGA, the Roullet cognac house and the WHERETOEAT National Restaurant Award, has ended. The finalists met at the Moscow BRODO bar & kitchen on February 24 for the last competition. And on February 25, at the ceremony of the WHERETOEAT award, the winner of the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2020 was announced. The winner is Artyom Talalay, the bartender from Sochi's London Bar. He made a Roullet Highball cocktail based on Roullet VS cognac, Campari liqueur, raspberry soda, fresh raspberry syrup, balsamic cream, a mix of tartaric and citric acids. The cocktail was served with a pear stewed in raspberry wine, stuffed with heather smoke cream cheese.

The competition for bartenders Roullet Bartender Challenge 2020, organized by LADOGA, the Roullet cognac house and the WHERETOEAT National Restaurant Award, has ended. The finalists met at the Moscow BRODO bar & kitchen on February 24 for the last competition. And on February 25, at the ceremony of the WHERETOEAT award, the winner of the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2020 was announced. The winner is Artyom Talalay, the bartender from Sochi's London Bar. He made a Roullet Highball cocktail based on Roullet VS cognac, Campari liqueur, raspberry soda, fresh raspberry syrup, balsamic cream, a mix of tartaric and citric acids. The cocktail was served with a pear stewed in raspberry wine, stuffed with heather smoke cream cheese.

Among the Moscow bartenders won Andrey Kobyakov from the gastronomic atelier Sartoria Lamberti, in St. Petersburg won Anton Shirobokov from the bar One And Half Room, in Yekaterinburg won Ivan Chusov from the Kitchen restaurant, and in Kazan the winner was Yana Aidarova from the Mr. Willard bar.

All finalists received gifts from the Roullet cognac house, and the winner, Artyom Talalay, got a special prize - 20-year-old Roullet cognac in a unique egg-shaped box styled as the works of Karl Faberge. The gift box is made of an alloy of metal, covered with enamel in different colors and decorated with colored crystals. The composition is completed by a graceful and elegant eagle, designed by one of the most famous Florentine masters, who has been working in Vatican for more than thirty years. Bottle and glasses are made of Venetian glass. Artyom was also given a trip to France with a visit to the Roullet cognac house, where he will have the opportunity to gain new ideas and inspiration for creating his cocktails.

The aim of the competition was to return cognac to the frontline of cocktail and gastronomic culture in Russia and to eliminate the stereotype that cognac is nothing more than a digestive. For several months, the participants of the challenge proved that cognac was unfairly forgotten on the far shelf of the bar and, due to its rich organoleptic properties, deserves much more attention.

According to the terms of the competition, each participant had to prepare a cocktail based on Roullet VS cognac and choose the perfect gastronomic pair for it. And also to challenge two other bartenders, involving them in the competition.

Dozens of applications were submitted for the competition. The Roullet Bartender Challenge brought together bartenders from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Sochi and Kazan. Many of the contestants' cocktails, created on the basis of Roullet VS cognac, have become the embodiment of bartender's art, reflecting the history and philosophy of the drink.

The authoritative jury of the competition included representatives of the Roullet cognac house, the WHERETOEAT award organizing committee, journalists from specialized media, bloggers. The experts faced a difficult task - to choose the best among the representatives of five cities. The jury evaluated the aroma and taste of each cocktail, serving, conceptuality, combination of the drink and the gastronomic pair.

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March 1, 2021
Roullet Bartender Challenge 2020 is over

The finalists of the Roullet Bartender Challenge met for the main competition in Moscow's Brodo bar & kitchen, where the leading representatives of the Russian bar and restaurant industry gathered. They presented their competition cocktails there, and each tried to do their best. It was exciting not only for the contestants but also for everyone who watched the process. Let's see how it was.

The finalists of the Roullet Bartender Challenge met for the main competition in Moscow's Brodo bar & kitchen, where the leading representatives of the Russian bar and restaurant industry gathered. They presented their competition cocktails there, and each tried to do their best. It was exciting not only for the contestants but also for everyone who watched the process. Let's see how it was.

 

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February 12, 2021
Results of tasting Roullet cognacs by sommelier Paolo Basso

The palette of flavors of Roullet cognacs varies from delicate and sophisticated to powerful, intense. It has won the sympathy both lovers of cognac and industry professionals. The well-known specialized magazine SommelierS International has published the results of the recent tasting by Paolo Basso - winemaker, winner of the ‘ASI Best Sommelier of the World’ 2013. This is how the expert described the Roullet cognacs presented at the tasting.

The palette of flavors of Roullet cognacs varies from delicate and sophisticated to powerful, intense. It has won the sympathy both lovers of cognac and industry professionals. The well-known specialized magazine SommelierS International has published the results of the recent tasting by Paolo Basso - winemaker, winner of the ‘ASI Best Sommelier of the World’ 2013. This is how the expert described the Roullet cognacs presented at the tasting.

ROULLET AMBER GOLD FINS BOIS

Color: amber hue with orange tinges. Nose: delicate with spicy aromas, potpourri, orange zest, cinnamon. Palate: very dry first taste while having a nice roundness. Warm and powerful, it displays a very rich body and reveals a characteristic hint of bitterness on the finish. Comment: it is a Cognac which combines classicism and modernity and is warm and seductive. 89/100

 

ROULLET CADET XO

Color: intense, dark amber hue. Nose: beautiful, intense and classic nose, with aromas of spices, cinnamon, cloves and honey. Palate: a lovely, smooth and silky palate that changes throughout the tasting, taking volume with a fleshy and distinguished style at the same time. The finish is very persistent with a very intense and elegant retro-olfaction. Comment: strength and finesse come together in this Cognac which stands out for its deep character. 92/100

 

ROULLET ХО GOLD GRANDE CHAMPAGNE

Color: light amber hue with orange tinges. Nose: intense, great distinction with fine aromas of spices, nuts, chestnut honey and cinnamon. Palate: powerful, great volume, with a direct and tasty style. It has a very large structure and a beautiful depth of expression, while having an imposing and aristocratic character. Comment: it is a Cognac which stands out for its finesse and which will delight experienced amateurs. 93/100

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February 10, 2021
Roullet Bartender Challenge: results

The moment we have all been waiting for has come! We are ready to announce the names of the best bartenders of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Sochi and Kazan of the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2021!

The moment we have all been waiting for has come! We are ready to announce the names of the best bartenders of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Sochi and Kazan of the Roullet Bartender Challenge 2021!

 

Moscow

1st place - Andrey Kobyakov, Sartoria Lamberty

2nd place - Alexey Belik, Dictatura Æstetica Bar

3rd place – Dmitry Kalistov, Brodo bar and Stephen Sharma, Meow

 

St. Petersburg

1st place - Anton Shirobokov, One And Half Room

2nd place - Dmitry Shakhmaev, Blok restaurant

3rd place - Mikhail Padisov, Imbibe

 

Ekaterinburg

1st place - Ivan Chusov, Kitchen

2nd place - Igor Romanov, James

3rd place - Alexander Yurovskikh, Buro Nahodok

 

Sochi

1st place - Artyom Talalay, London bar

2nd place - Ivan Sidorenko, D.O.M.

3rd place - Artyom Dotsenko, London bar

 

Kazan

1st place - Yana Aydarova, Mr Willard

2nd place - Elmar Bayramov, Culture restaurant

3rd place - Mukhamet Utamyshev, Hochu i Budu

 

We congratulate these professionals! Bartenders who took 1st place in their city will compete in the final, which will be held in Moscow on February 24. We will announce the winner during the WHERETOEAT ceremony on February 25th.

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January 27, 2021
Cadet - a new range of Roullet cognac house

There is no need for a special reason to consume Roullet cognacs, any day could be special. This idea is reflected in the new Roullet Cadet release, which combines the centuries-old traditions of the region of production with the modern trends in the world of cognac.

There is no need for a special reason to consume Roullet cognacs, any day could be special. This idea is reflected in the new Roullet Cadet release, which combines the centuries-old traditions of the region of production with the modern trends in the world of cognac.

The first product in the Roullet Cadet line was the XO category cognac, created from 2008, 1989 and 1988 spirits. The spirits for this cognac, in contrast to the rest of Roullet cognacs of category XO, were distilled without fine sediment. This production method makes this cognac light and especially fresh. The origin of various crus give the Roullet Cadet blend versatility and balance.

The aromatics of Roullet Cadet are rich in notes of prunes, figs, almonds, complemented by nuances of spices, revealing hints of honey and sandalwood. The taste of Roullet Cadet XO is balanced and fruity at the beginning with a smooth transition to a velvety finish.

The cherry on top is a gift box embellished with Roullet's signature salamander monogram and an exquisite red interior.

The novelty has already been tasted by Paolo Basso, a winemaker and the best sommelier in the world in 2013. As he noted during the tasting, Roullet Cadet cognac has a rich classic aroma with the scent of spices, cinnamon, clove and honey. The taste is intense and silky, changes during the tasting, acquiring more and more volume and character and, at the same time, maintaining its bright and sophisticated style. Rich and elegant finish. Strength and elegance are combined in this cognac, which stands out for its deep character. Cognac is perfect for completing a meal in combination with dark chocolate and desserts.

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November 24, 2020
Roullet Cigar Cognac. Russian aficionados made their choice

On November 17, the final one of the four tastings took place, where Russian aficionados determined a special cask of Roullet cognac, which will be bottled as a cigar Roullet - the choice of Russian aficionado.

On November 17, the final one of the four tastings took place, where Russian aficionados determined a special cask of Roullet cognac, which will be bottled as a cigar Roullet - the choice of Russian aficionado.

The first tasting took place in Yekaterinburg, with the participation of Ural aficionados, the second in Moscow, the third in Nizhny Novgorod, and finally, the fourth, in St. Petersburg.

The choice was being made among four barrels of cognac: Fins Bois 2004, Fins Bois 2003, Grande Champagne 2000, Grande Champagne 1997. They were poured into samples exactly in this order.

The participants tried the cognacs blindly (without knowing the exact origin of the spirits), neat and together with a cigar, and identified two cognacs that worked best with a cigar. It was necessary to assign the first and second places incompatibility. There were 25 experts. The leader was not determined until the very end. And only now when the statistics have been calculated we are ready to announce which Roullet will become the choice of Russian aficionados.

As a result, the oldest variant from Grand Champagne won: Roullet Grande Champagne 1997. The cognac will be bottled with natural strength and natural color in the amount of about 300 bottles and brought to Russia in the first half of 2021.

Representatives of the following clubs participated in the selection:

• club "South Ural" Chelyabinsk

• Club "Moscow Aficionados"

• Club "OUR Cigar Club"

• Club "Moscow Cigar Club"

• Club "Gorky" N. Novgorod

• Club "Chkalov" N. Novgorod

• Club "Horse Power" St. Petersburg

and independent experts.

We would like to thank the lounges La Casa del Habano Yekaterinburg, Cigar & Porto Lounge Nizhny Novgorod, Davidoff St. Petersburg for being the ideal places for the tastings.

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Roullet cognac house supported the WhereToEat Ural 2020
November 9, 2020
Roullet cognac house supported the WhereToEat Ural 2020

The ceremony took place on November 3 in Yekaterinburg, in the Sinara Center. The event was accompanied by Roullet cognac, still and sparkling Bolla wines from Italy, and cocktails based on vodka Tsarskaya. The voting was attended by a board of 100 experts - restaurateurs, chefs, managers, sommeliers, bartenders, and journalists from Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, and other cities of the Ural Federal District.

The ceremony took place on November 3 in Yekaterinburg, in the Sinara Center. The event was accompanied by Roullet cognac, still and sparkling Bolla wines from Italy, and cocktails based on vodka Tsarskaya. The voting was attended by a board of 100 experts - restaurateurs, chefs, managers, sommeliers, bartenders, and journalists from Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, and other cities of the Ural Federal District.

All restaurants in the top ten were from Yekaterinburg, the best of which was the Gastroli gastropub. By the way, the brand-chef of "Tour" Eduard Arkhipov won a special nomination - "Chef of the Year". The best restaurant in Tyumen became the famous Chum, the best restaurant in Chelyabinsk - Sicily.

Sergei Cherepanov (chief sommelier of SEKTA Organic Wine Bar) became the “Sommelier of the Year” for the second year in a row, and Peter Dorney, Bolla Regional Sales Director, announced his victory. In the new nomination "Best Bar", the winner was Double Bar & Grill, the award was presented by Grisha Shalamov, the chief expert on spirits of LADOGA company.

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The Roullet Cognac House supported the WhereToEat South 2020 restaurant award
October 22, 2020
The Roullet Cognac House supported the WhereToEat South 2020 restaurant award

Radisson Collection Paradise Resort & Spa Sochi hosted the WhereToEat South 2020 National restaurant award, the only independent restaurant award in Russia. The top ten restaurant industry representatives are announced annually since 2013.

Radisson Collection Paradise Resort & Spa Sochi hosted the WhereToEat South 2020 National restaurant award, the only independent restaurant award in Russia. The top ten restaurant industry representatives are announced annually since 2013.

This year the Cocos bar won in the new nomination «Bar of the Year». The partner of the event, and in particular of this nomination, was the Roullet Cognac House. The first place among the restaurants of the Russian South was taken by the Krasnodar restaurant Ugli-Ugli. The best sommelier of the year, Maria Syukrina (restaurant Baran-Rapan) was awarded by Yaroslava Kirsanova, head of the regional sales department of LADOGA in the Southern Federal District. Her victory was announced via teleconference from Italy by Peter Dorney, regional sales director of Bolla. Yuri Kostorev from the Red Fox restaurant (Sochi) became Chef of the Year.

The LADOGA company amused the guests of the ceremony with drinks of its three brands, Roullet Cognac, still and sparkling Italian wines Bolla, and cocktails based on vodka Tsarskaya.

 

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Roullet  in annual IWSR report
June 9, 2020
Roullet in annual IWSR report

International Wine&Spirit Research agency issued Russian drinks market analysis 2019, where LADOGA Group brands proved its leading positions in various categories.

International Wine&Spirit Research agency issued Russian drinks market analysis 2019, where LADOGA Group brands proved its leading positions in various categories.

For the first time brand Roullet entered Russian top-10 of best-selling cognacs. Despite mass audience it is one of the most difficult drinks categories. Consumers are more likely to be conservative and they do not tend to experiment. But thanks to hard work of Ladoga Distribution team, products of Roullet cognac house managed to find its own auditory and build rout to customers, challenging top-10 leading world brands. Roullet reached 5 thousands 9-litre cases, increasing by 36% comparing to last year.

Since 1971, the IWSR database has provided the most detailed and precise information on the global alcoholic beverage market. IWSR own database contains information about wine & spirits sales in over 100 countries, including developing and CIS countries. In monthly reports IWSR publishes the broadest and most actual analysis, market insights and rankings, indicating leading world trends and sales dynamics of world – famous brands.

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The first National Russian competition "Roullet Chef Challenge 2019" has ended
December 10, 2019
The first National Russian competition "Roullet Chef Challenge 2019" has ended
First National Russian competition "Roullet Chef Challenge 2019" organized by the Сognac maison Roullet and National Award WHERETOEAT has ended.

The main competition’s goals are the promotion of enogastonomic art in Russia and destruction of stereotype that cognac is not more than digestif.
Each participant of competition has to prepare a signature dish (starter, soup, main dish or dessert) like an ideal gastronomic pair to cognac ROULLET VS or to include cognac to the recipe and to challenge another chef inviting new participants to the competition. Also, any chef can send a personal request.

The project was launched on 17th of May in Roullet Cognac House from the enogastronomic dinner cooked by the last year’s WHERETOEAT best chefs Andrey Matyukha and Artem Grebenshchikov. They started the challenge.

Over 120 chefs applied for participation in a competition.

It also was a challenge for jury because the chef’s fantasy was boundless. They studied history and philosophy of spirits, used specific and local products for their recipes, addressed the national traditions and created installations.

The competition jury consists of the restaurant critics, journalists, Roullet Cognac House representatives, "Chefs of the year" and "Sommeliers of the year" by WHERETOEAT previous ceremonies and members of WHERETOEAT awards organizing committee. It was a complicated case for the experts to choose the best of the best. That is why there were five finalists in Moscow contest stage and the seven – in St. Petersburg.

The criteria for the selection are: design, technology and chef’s creative, cognac compatibility, aroma and taste.

This year the competition joined the best chefs of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the South of Russia. Next year we plan to expand to other regions.

The winners of the first "Roullet Chef Challenge":
South of Russia – Alexey Pavlov ("Barceloneta" restaurant) with dessert "Paradise tree" of chocolate, cookies, persimmon mousse with cognac, sugar cloud and spicy Paradise Apple in Roullet Cognac VS.
Moscow – Anna Fedyai (pastry chef of Ovo by Carlo Cracco) with "Drunken pumpkin" – dessert based on pumpkin, hazelnut and Roullet cognac.
St. Petersburg – Julia Ivanova (pastry chef of Astoria Hotel) with Cognac baba of blackberry cream, rhubarb ganache, caramelized apples and vanilla cream Chantilly with Roullet cognac.

All the winners will go to Cognac region for work experience at Michelin-starred restaurant.

Each winner also got the 20-year-old Roullet cognac with unique box stylized by Carl Faberge’s egg, decorated with colored crystals. The composition is completed by elegant eagle designed by one of the most famous Florentine masters, who has been working in Vatican for more than thirty years. Decanter with glasses are made by Venetian glass.

The chef of "Nordic" restaurant Alexey Alekseev was awarded with special prize – he will go to the Roullet Cognac House for the truffle hunt. For the contest he prepared the meat of Taiga elk with cream of baked parsnips, black girolles, fermented garlic and beetroot paper with a sauce based on Karelian berries.

All competition dishes you can find here:
http://chef-challenge.roullet-cognac.com/
https://www.instagram.com/roulletchallenge/
https://www.facebook.com/roulletchallenge/
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June 29, 2018
Video Tour to Cognac Roullet Homeland

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Sales team of Ladoga in Roullet
February 20, 2018
Sales team of Ladoga in Roullet

By results of the motivational program Roullet cognac house hosted sales team of Ladoga who were most successfully fullfilled the sales plan. 
The group accommodated directly in the estate of the Roullet cognac house and spent the whole day behind a research of process of cognac production – visited vineyards (including cru of Grande Champagne) and distillery, where guests tasted eaux-de-vie of different age, looked at Roullet cellar and storage in the Bourg-Charente, made walk on Cognac, where it visit cognatheque and the Museum of Cognac. The finishin touch of tour was the dinner at the Michelin restaurant on the banks of Charente.

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Roullet VSOP – the best in its category*
January 12, 2018
Roullet VSOP – the best in its category*

Cognac Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne has clinched the highest ranking – 93 points - in its category and was titled as Best Buy according to the results of tasting organized by the famous Beverage Testing Institute (Chicago) in December 2017.

Cognac Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne has clinched the highest ranking – 93 points - in its category and was titled as Best Buy according to the results of tasting organized by the famous Beverage Testing Institute (Chicago) in December 2017.

Beverage Testing Institute board of judges duly appreciated organoleptic qualities of cognac Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne. They adjudged gold medal to the product and estimated it to 93 points that made cognac a leader of tasting in its category. Besides the cognac was also awarded with titles of Best Buy and 2017 Best VSOP Cognac.

Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne – a record holder on awards among cognac house’s products – has not once been adjudged with international honors. Thus, the drink achieved the only Gold Outstanding award at IWSC 2017 getting more than 93 points from juries. Moreover, Roullet VSOP adjudged the special Cognac Trophy award. Every year only one of the best spirits in its category adjudges this high title.  It’s interesting that before Trophy was awarded only to cognacs in XO category. Another one prestigious international competition The Global Cognac & Brandy Masters 2017 duly appreciated the taste and bouquet of Cognac Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne. They adjudged the highest award - the gold medal - in its category VSOP – Single Cru. And in October 2017 an authoritative American magazine Wine Enthusiast also assigned to Cognac Roullet VSOP the BEST BUY title – the best combination of price and quality.

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The history of Roullet Сognac House dates back to the XVIII century to a place called Le Goulet in the village of Foussignac located to the north of Jarnac in the Cognac region. This is the place where from 1772 the Roullet family owned vineyards and started to distillate own growth wine to «eaux-de-vie». In 1780 Paul Frédéric Roullet founded the Cognac House. Nowadays Roullet Cognac House is part of SAS LES VIGNOBLES REUNIS-ROULLET Company. Despite being a modern company that takes into account the market trends and consumer preferences, the House still remains committed to the family age-old traditions.

Mathias Paul Roullet, the ninth generation, keeps a watchful eye on the «eaux-de-vie» and perpetuates his family traditions. The company has more than 200 hectares of its own vineyards, the majority of which (about 140 hectares) are located in Fins Bois, the historical homeland of Roullet – Foussignac and Migron. About 30 hectares are situated in the heart of the Grande Champagne vineyards in Saint-Preuil and Segonzac. There are also vineyards located in Maleville, Grande Champagne (18 hectares) and in Sainte-Lheurine, Petite Champagne (16 hectares).

www.roullet-cognac.com

*according to the results of Beverage Testing Institute’s tastings results, December 21, 2017

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Wine Enthusiast awarded Roullet Cognac VSOP the title BEST BUY
October 7, 2017
Wine Enthusiast awarded Roullet Cognac VSOP the title BEST BUY

The authoritative American magazine Wine Enthusiast awarded Roullet Cognac VSOP 91 points and the title BEST BUY - the best value for money!

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 Cognac Roullet again in Sommeliers International
June 29, 2017
Cognac Roullet again in Sommeliers International

For its new trade show, SommelierS International thought big. Few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, wines and spirit producers but also numerous gastronomic partners got together at Hôtel du Collectionneur in Paris.

For its new trade show, SommelierS International thought big. Few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, wines and spirit producers but also numerous gastronomic partners got together at Hôtel du Collectionneur in Paris.

For its event, SommelierS International could count on the presense of prestigious guests: not less than three Best Sommeliers of the World, Paolo Basso (2013), Gérard Basset (2010) and Philippe Faure-Brac (1992) came to meet the exhibitors.
Cognac House Roullet took part in the trade show and also received good guest appraisals about its products.

Cognac Roullet XO Royal
A well-balanced Cognac with melted tannins. A beautiful Cognac in its plenitude.


Cognac Roullet Heritage
Aged during almost 23 years in Limousin oak barrels. Ample and harmonious palate, with jasmine, sandalwood, almond and black chocolate.


Cognac Roullet Collection Imperiale 1er Cru Hors d`Age
Powerful palate, ample, round. This rare and complex Cognac is the incarnation of the Roullet family's pride.

The results have been published in the june issue of SommelierS International magazine.

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Roullet is gold medalist of The Cognac Masters 2017
May 19, 2017
Roullet is gold medalist of The Cognac Masters 2017

This year novelty produced by Cognac House Roullet has clinched the highest award in its category on prestigious international awards The Global Cognac & Brandy Masters.

This year novelty produced by Cognac House Roullet has clinched the highest award in its category on prestigious international awards The Global Cognac & Brandy Masters.

Judges duly appreciated the taste and bouquet of household novelty - Cognac Roullet VSOP Grande Champagne. They adjudged the highest award - the gold medal - in its category VSOP – Single Cru .

One year later production of this household had already been adjudged by jury members of this prestigious competition: Roullet XO Grande Champagne was awarded by gold medal in XO Ultra Premium category.

Award decision was made collegiate by expert board of competition. As is tradition judges team included famous mixologists, journalists and representatives of spirits companies-manufacturers.

The Cognac Masters that is the part of global awards The Global Spirits Masters is annually provided by British specialized magazine The Spirits Business.

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June 12, 2016
The Cognac Roullet is among Top 10 according to The Spirits Business

Last month the authoritative publication The Business Spirits held annual competition The Cognac Masters, where experienced jury assessed the best cognacs. Roullet XO Grande Champagne not only received gold medal, but also took a place among Top 10 according to the magazine.

The cognacs were awarded for their quality in multiple categories, from VS Premium to XO Single Cru.   The jury did not reveal the individual scores, though there were represented 10 of the highest rated medalists in competition, in no particular order.


Here it is what The Spirits Business wrote about Roullet: «The history of Roullet Cognac House dates back to the 18th century to Foussignac, located to the north of Jarnac in the Cognac region, where Paul Frédéric Roullet founded the Cognac house in 1780. Rich in history, the house was amongst the first to sell Cognac in glass bottles in Paris, and was also one of the suppliers of the armies of Bonaparte and Napoleon. This particular expression has been aged for more than 16 years in Limousin oak barrels, and boasts rose, vanilla, dried fruit, almond and orange peel on the nose, while the palate is “round with soft tannins”.

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Last month the authoritative publication The Business Spirits held annual competition The Cognac Masters, where experienced jury assessed the best cognacs. Roullet XO Grande Champagne not only received gold medal, but also took a place among Top 10 according to the magazine.

The cognacs were awarded for their quality in multiple categories, from VS Premium to XO Single Cru.   The jury did not reveal the individual scores, though there were represented 10 of the highest rated medalists in competition, in no particular order.


Here it is what The Spirits Business wrote about Roullet: «The history of Roullet Cognac House dates back to the 18th century to Foussignac, located to the north of Jarnac in the Cognac region, where Paul Frédéric Roullet founded the Cognac house in 1780. Rich in history, the house was amongst the first to sell Cognac in glass bottles in Paris, and was also one of the suppliers of the armies of Bonaparte and Napoleon. This particular expression has been aged for more than 16 years in Limousin oak barrels, and boasts rose, vanilla, dried fruit, almond and orange peel on the nose, while the palate is “round with soft tannins”.

www.thespiritsbusiness.com

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Gold Medal Cognac Masters
May 16, 2016
Gold Medal Cognac Masters

Roullet XO Grande Champagne won Gold Medal of prestigious European Competition The Cognac Masters 2016.

Roullet XO Grande Champagne won Gold Medal of prestigious European Competition The Cognac Masters 2016.

The Competition jury was  appreciated by the organoleptic qualities of Roullet XO Grande Champagne Cognac and awarded a gold medal to the XO Ultra Premium category. The decision to give an award was taken jointly by the expert council of the contest. Traditionally, the panel was composed by mixologists, journalists and representatives of the alcohol manufacturing companies. The Cognac Masters is a part of the global competition The Spirits Masters, and it is held annually by the British specialist magazine.

This year the leading world-class sommeliers assessed cognacs Roullet at the most prestigious exhibition at the Insitute of Culture Bernard Magrez Bordeaux. Products of the cognac house received a praise and came in view of authoritative edition Sommeliers International.

2015 year has become a landmark for the cognac house Roullet and was marked by a return to the international market. Cognacs under this brand were quite famous on the global spirits market in 1950s-1980s. The popularity of small houses fell with the arrival of the famous cognac giants in the era of industrial growth.

Now, when intimacy, identity and commitment to the family traditions are valued in the production of cognac, products of old houses with history are again in demand, Roullet cognacs with a new look come back on the global market.

The revival of the cognac house with over 250 years history due to the investments and huge work. The company bought vineyards in the Grande Champagne and Fins Bois, modernized equipment and purchased alcohols and storage. The design for a new packaging range Roullet was developed by the famous branding agency Claessens Int.

In 2015 Roullet Cognac House issued a total of 10 000 bottles of Cognac Fins Bois and Grande Champagne aging from 15 years or more. It is literally a piece-product for a particular range of customers who can appreciate the true unique organoleptic qualities of Roullet cognac Roulette exclusive distributor in Russia is the company Ladoga Distribution. The cognac has sprung into immediate popularity in Russia from St. Petersburg to the Far East. From November 2015 till today were sold about 2,000 bottles in the country.

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Roullet cognac was appreciated at the Bernard Magrez Institute
March 22, 2016
Roullet cognac was appreciated at the Bernard Magrez Institute

The Roullet cognacs were highly appreciated by the visitors of a prestigious tasting competition organized by Sommeliers International magazine and the International Association of Sommeliers at the Bernard Magrez Institute in Bordeaux on February, 1st.

The Roullet cognacs were highly appreciated by the visitors of a prestigious tasting competition organized by Sommeliers International magazine and the International Association of Sommeliers at the Bernard Magrez Institute in Bordeaux on February, 1st.

It’s one of the most authoritative reviews of AOC Cognac held by the most popular tasting magazine of France. More than 80 members of Association of Sommeliers of Bordeaux-Aquitaine headed by Bertrand Bizhasson took part in the meeting. Master Sommelier titleholders, experts who received The World's Best Sommelier titles, barmen, sommeliers, cellar's owners and bloggers, all of them came to discover exclusive alcoholic drinks.

The Roullet Cognac house was represented by combination consisted of three delicate samples. The audience particularly noted Cognac Roullet XO Gold Grande Champagne obsereved that it advantageously differs from other ХО Cognacs. Cognac Roullet Imperial Collection 1er Grande Champagne Hors d`Age with a package styled on Carl Faberge works didn’t leave the visitors cold. The experts noticed that everything including aroma, taste and style corresponds to the performance claim. However, a real queen of all hearts and receptors became Cognac Roullet Heritage Fins Bois that informally ranked among the top five Fins Bois and was called as the most «feminine» cognac as possible.

The event level reflected not only in the venue and the entry list but also in partners who participated in the event. Saunion company (a producer of chocolate since 1893) offered the visitors dark chocolate and spicy chocolate. Jean d'Alos (a cheesemonger since 1983) offered different cheeses and Foie Gras Biers company offered five cheeses mix. Petrossian company offered Imperial Collection of caviar obtained from the best sturgeon species. Vinea elegant glasses provided by a famous glassblowing company, Cristal de Sevres, emphasized perfectly the advantages of the cognac.  
 

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