Cognac & Armagnac: Friends or Foes?
Sunday April 29, 2018 | 11:30am – 1:00pm
BCAE | Green Mountain Room
Sponsored by Cognac Frapin
Presented by Alain Royer & Ezra Star
Cognac and Armagnac are two of the most prestigious French eaux-de-vies, yet commonly considered opposites. In this seminar, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of their distinct production processes from Alain Royer, a sixth-generation Cognac maker and master blender, and Ezra Star of Drink, and a 2015 Food and Wine “Best New Mixologist” and 2017 American Bartender of the Year nominee. These two luminaries will walk you through the stills, barrels, aging processes, and vintage approaches that go into Cognac and Armagnac and you may find that these spirits have more in common than you thought.