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Cognac Masterclass & Tasting

1. Cognac Masterclass & Tasting

Cognac is a spirits unlike any others. Cognac has a long history starting 2.000 years ago, it may be considered as one of the first products resulting of globalization. As food or drink, it is one of those with the most different aromas, up to 40 aromas in the greatest cognacs. It can be drunk as an aperitif or digestive, as a long drink or cocktail, paired with an amazing list of food dishes. It is all this that you will discover during the workshop set up as a long journey where luxury and terroir are the red threads. Your expert will introduce you the elixir of gods, help you discover the various distinctive flavors, characteristics, vintages and blends of the great cognacs. Your expert is totally independent of any brand and any producer. He will not hesitate to answer your questions, unveil manufacturing secrets even those most jealously guarded by the world of cognac professionals.

From Bordeaux: Cognac Private Wine Tour

2. From Bordeaux: Cognac Private Wine Tour

Olala opens the gates in Charentes to famous regions and master artisans. Example of program : 9:00am - Pick-up from your stay in Bordeaux 10:30am- Visit at a family run Cognac producer followed by tastings 12:00pm - "Charente"-style lunch in Cognac 2:00pm - Visit at Chateau de Cognac 4:00pm - Visit at at famous Cognac distillery (Hennessy, Remi Martin...) 5:00pm - Leave Cognac 6:30pm - Drop off at your stay in Bordeaux

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What people are saying about Poitou-Charentes

Exciting course in French / English about the cultivation area and the origin of cognac. Personal care in a beautiful area. Excellent specialist knowledge of the speaker. Entertaining explanations rounded off by a fine tasting at the end of the master's class. I can fully recommend the course at any time! Merci, Monsieur, nous avons vraiment apprecie vous connaissaneces et votre aimabilite!

A fantastic few hours and we all learnt so much. Very well explained by Jean-Luc and his lovely wife Christine greeted us at the start and made us feel right at home. We would definitely recommend the Master Class Tasting, even if like us you know little about Cognac. We will be looking in the future to the Cognac Tasting Tour.

Excellent masterclass, thoroughly enjoyed learning the history behind the production of Cognac from Jean-Luc who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his subject. I have never been a Cognac drinker but now I am converted! Would highly recommend this course.

Learnt a lot about Cognac

A very informative interactive presentation on the history and all aspects of the production of cognac. Learning about how to differentiate the flavours was very interesting.

welcome, passion, warmth even before the tasting, in an exceptional setting steeped in history Big thank you for everything, let's repeat the experience with friends