Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Taste with a Past

Courvoisier's Napoleon pieces - hand-etched silverware, a personal journal, documents, a bust of his likeness

Courvoisier and Napoleon

Napoleon's items

In 1800, Emmanuel Courvoisier was in business in Paris as a wine and spirit merchant, specializing in cognac. Within a decade, Napoleon visited the warehouse in the wine and spirit quarter, Bercy. He was impressed with the quality and soon the Courvoisier cognac was supplied at Napoleon’s court.

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