Armagnac at Tales of the Cocktail

by Stevi on July 5, 2010

in Cocktails

While the production of brandy in the Armagnac region of France precedes that of Cognac, it is barely known outside of its home country. On July 23rd, moderator Dale DeGroff and panelists will help bridge that gap at Tales of the Cocktail in the seminar Armagnac, France’s First Brandy.

Alain Royer, a native of Cognac, is the founder and former owner of A. de Fussigny, and now brings the Armagnacs of Château du Busca to the United States. He will explain the long history of the original brandy.

Philippe Gironi is a roving distiller, and this will be his first visit to the United States. He will explain the traditional process of bringing the still to the grapes and how Armagnac is produced.

Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, will share his wide experiences of both the wines and brandies of Armagnac and explains what sets them apart and how to appreciate them at their fullest.

I’ve had little opportunity to experience Armagnac myself, so I am looking forward to attending this seminar at the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail. I’ll take lots of notes and taste all I can.

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Amanda Garnham July 6, 2010 at 12:48 am

Wish I could be there as it will be fantastic!


Frederic July 7, 2010 at 7:04 am

Andrea and I are looking forward to this seminar. Hopefully, we can get some tips on identifying some of the more funky and unusually Armagnacs.


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