History of Pineau des Charentes
Although nobody knows exactly how Pineau des Charentes came into being, legend has it that this was due to a fortuitous accident.
In 1589 – the year of Henri IV’s coronation – a winegrower is said to have mistakenly poured grape must into a barrel of Cognac.
A few years later, when he needed to use the barrel for a particularly large crop, he discovered a pure, marvellous new drink.
Pineau des Charentes was born.