It’s a uniter, not a divider
The number one consumers of Cognac are China and the U.S. because we know a good thing when we see, smell, taste, and feel it. You could listen to Cognac, too, but honestly, its audio properties are the least of its assets. The flavor’s where it’s at.
In China, Cognac found popularity as a status symbol, and in America, the rise in sales can be traced to the rap endorsements of Busta Rhymes, Nas, and Jay-Z, who all extolled its virtues in rhyme and/or through public consumption. Actually, some argue the larger black community’s embrace of Cognac started even earlier, with black American troops who tasted the liquor while stationed in France. (Which seems the least France could give in return for Josephine Baker.)
How special does a French product have to be to unite the Chinese and American black communities? What else could do that? A buddy comedy set during the French revolution starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan? It’s just unheard of and truly deserving of a holiday.