2011 Most Read Post from “Cognac Paradis” = B. Leon Croizet: Cognac Region Was Ravaged By Phylloxera In Late 19th Century And Croizet Developed Techniques That Replanted Cognac (Video)

We are pleased to report that this post on Cognac Croizet’s contribution to fight against Phylloxera in the 1880s was the most viewed post in “Cognac Paradis.com” in 2011. We were surprised and we are pleased that this post received such a great deal of attention. For this reason, we are taking this opportunity to re-post here today to celebrate the beginning of the new year 2012.

Happy New Year!

Bonne Année!

¡Feliz año nuevo!

Kull Aam Wa-’antum Bikhayr!

Gutes neues jahr!

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Akemashite omedetou!

Saehae Bok Manhi Baduseyo!

At the end of the 19th Century, the vast majority of the Cognac vineyard was ravaged by the disease Phylloxera. B. Léon Croizet refused to let his estate die away.

Instead, he planted experimental vines from America. In order to protect them, he built stone walls around certain small vineyards.

His techniques were adopted by many vineyards owners and this helped to replant the vineyards of Cognac. In recognition of his work, B. Léon Croizet was awarded in 1883 the Légion d’Honneur by the President.

The successive generations have maintained the Croizet cognacs’ irreproachable quality and developed the brand around the world.

During the marriage of Léonie Croizet in 1892, a collection of priceless cognacs entered into the company’s heritage.

Due to this enviable position, Cognac Croizet was amongst a select group of only 3 Cognac Houses allowed to continue selling Vintage cognacs in 1963.

For more:   http://www.cognac-croizet.fr/historique-en,xxe-siecle,4.html

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