Billionaire’s Row: The Black Men Behind This Luxury Cognac Brand
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Photo Credit: Unsplash | Markus Winkler

Billionaire’s Row: The Black Men Behind This Luxury Cognac Brand

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Nov 5, 2020

Patrick Ductant and William Benson are the co-founders of Billionaire’s Row: a Black-owned luxury cognac and champagne brand. The two men started the brand after noticing a lack of diversity in the industry.

“We noticed how much money was being spent within our community, but we also noticed that none of that money was going back into our community,” the co-founders told Black Enterprise. “We are looking to create economic scholarship funds for other businesses that are trying to disrupt the industry like us.”

The cognac the company features is called BR Cuvée XO.  Its flavors are sweet and smooth, delicate, and complex, perfectly balanced, with fruit and spicy scents.

The champagne, known as Billionaires Row Champagne Brut Rose, is a subtle harmony between fruitiness and elegance. Lovers of luscious rosé champagnes will love the use of red wine from ancient Pinot Meunier vines.

“There are very few champagne makers who emphasize the powerful fruitiness of this varietal,” according to the founders.