In terms of alcohol, moderation is the key word.

Governing your alcohol consumption is essential for yourself, your health and for others. It is important to know your limits and when it is best to refrain from drinking alcohol.

The Cognac sector committedto responsible consumption

The Cognac Sector has made a commitment to promoting responsible consumption by joining the French association “Prévention & Modération”, together with 20 firms in the alcoholic beverages sector in mainland France, Réunion Island, and in New Caledonia.

Find advice and recommendations, as well as calculating your consumption:

Cognac is a wine spirit coveredby a Controlled Appellation of Origin

Cognac is a wine spirit covered by a Controlled Appellation of Origin, produced from white grapes exclusively grown in the Cognac delimited area. These grapes are fermented into wine, which is then distilled in traditional Charentais pot stills.

The wine spirit thus obtained is aged in oak containers for a minimum of two years. Wine spirits must have a minimum alcohol degree by volume of 40% to be eligible for selling to consumers.

The Cognac production and elaboration conditions are strictly defined and codified in French decree 2015-10 of 7 January 2015 and French order of 27 July 2003.

To find out more about the rules on Cognac production and elaboration :

Indicativeingredients list

Cognac may include the following ingredients (this list is indicative): 

  • Distilled wine
  • Water (if used)
  • Sugar (if used)
  • Colour: plain caramel (if used)

The aromatization of Cognac is prohibited.
The addition of caramel, sugar and the use of traditional methods are possible.



Calories for a standard serving of 30 ml
67 Kcal

Cognac 40% vol. 30 ml 100 ml
Energy 67 kcal/280 kJ 225 kcal / 932 kJ
Fat (g) 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 0.3 1.0
Protein (g) 0 0
Salt (g) 0 0