Learn about Armagnac
When: November 13, 2016 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Pierre Loti Union Square 53 Irving Place
at 17th Street between Park Avenue South & 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Ticket Price: $35.00
Armagnac, the cousin of Cognac, is a brandy that hails from the Gascony region in southwest France. Like Cognac it is produced from a base of white wine, but unlike Cognac, it goes through only a single slow distillation which produces a brandy with a round and rich flavor. After distillation, it undergoes an extended period of aging in barrels made primarily from the local oak forest. The longer aging allows the brandy to shed its harshness of youth and develop into a wonderfully supple and seductive spirit. A unique characteristic of Armagnac in the spirits world is the tradition by distillers in the region to set aside some Armagnac every year and allow it to age as a single vintage brandy. These rarities are wonderful birthday and anniversary treats and make for special gift items.
Although Armagnac sales in the US have been on the increase in recent years the artisanal nature of this spirits means that production is small and it remains a secret to be discovered by most wine and spirits lovers. Wine Lovers of NYC wants to change that!
Join us on Sunday, November 13 as May Matta-Aliah, the New York Armagnac Ambassador and president of In the Grape, an organization dedicated to making wine and spirits education accessible to everyone, will present 6 wonderful Armagnacs, ending with a couple of single vintages, in addition to a welcome Armagnac Punch. This promises to be a fun and educational adventure into one of the greatest brandies of France that still remains a well-kept secret to most...but not for long.
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