The Cognac appellation will feature at Whisky Live Paris 2023 from 21 to 23 october
The Cognac sector will take part in the 19th edition of Whisky Live Paris 2023, from Saturday 21 to Monday 23 October. The BNIC and thirteen Cognac houses will welcome enthusiasts and professionals alike in two areas: the “exhibitors” area of Whisky Live Paris and its not-to-be-missed Cocktail Street. Unusual cocktail pairings will be on offer, as well as a masterclass led by Alexandre Gabriel, Vice-President of the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), who will shed light on the aromatic intensity and diversity of this unique French wine spirit.
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THE BNIC AND 13 COGNAC HOUSES AT WHISKY LIVE PARIS
Created in 2004, Whisky Live Paris is one of the biggest European spirits festivals. A must-attend September event for bartenders and trend-setters, as well as new and experienced cocktail enthusiasts, it attracts over 15,000 visitors every year from all over the world. To date, Whisky Live Paris is undoubtedly the largest event dedicated to spirits tasting worldwide.
For the 19th edition, Whisky Live Paris will welcome enthusiasts and professionals over three days. Spanning 15,000 m2, it boasts six balconies and outdoor areas visible from the very heart of the Grande Halle de la Villette exhibition centre.
This year, thirteen Cognac houses will be present alongside the BNIC to share their passion and expertise both in the Whisky Live tasting area and Cocktail Street. It is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to Europe’s largest tasting event to (re)discover the diversity and aromas of this unique spirit.
The following Cognac houses will be present at the tasting area:
- Tiffon – Braastad
- Remi Landier
- Bache Gabrielsen
- François Voyer
- Maison Audry
- Vallein Tercinier
COGNAC ANIMATION AT COCKTAIL STREET BY THE BNIC AND THE BAR LE SYNDICAT
Cocktail Street is the bar area at Whisky Live Paris, located at the entrance of the main hall, where various brands will showcase their cocktail creations for the 7th year running. The BNIC, in partnership with the Parisian bar Le Syndicat, will present three original Cognac-based creations.
Hennessy will also be on hand to offer cocktail experiences at the Whisky Live Cocktail Street. Cognac is enjoying a real boom in popularity thanks to mixologists from around the world and their creations. Nearly 70% of Cognac is consumed in cocktails worldwide.
TASTING CONFERENCE: COGNAC, A SOURCE OF FRENCH PRIDE TO DISCOVER IN ALL ITS DIVERSITY
Vice-President of the BNIC and Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel will lead a masterclass on Monday 23 October from 11.45am to 12.30am, to explain the aromatic diversity and intensity of Cognac, which makes this wine spirit a key reference in bars worldwide. This unique tasting will offer the opportunity to explore the many production methods and vast expertise of Cognac houses which have contributed to the distinctiveness and remarkable diversity of Cognac. Cognac, a French wine spirit worth (re)discovering!
Dates and times:
- Saturday 21 October from 12.30pm to midnight
- Sunday 22 October from 12.30pm to 10pm
- Monday 23 October (professional visitors only) from 10am to 8pm
La Grande Halle de la Villette – 211, Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
For more information about this event: https://www.cocktailstreet.fr/levenement/
For more information about Cognac: https://www.cognac.fr/deguster/art-de-la-degustation/
ABOUT THE BNIC
The BNIC, or Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, represents, develops and preserves the Cognac AOC (Appellation d’origine contrôlée), both in France and abroad.
In the 150+ countries where Cognac is sold, this Geographical Indication provides consumers with a guarantee that they are buying an outstanding wine spirit. Comprising an equal number of members from the winegrowing and commercial sides of the industry, the BNIC is a coordination and decision-making body which brings together almost 4,300 winegrowers and grower-distillers, 120 professional distillers, and 265 merchants operating within the appellation.
The BNIC defends the interests of Cognac producers and consumers, with an unwavering commitment to everyone with an interest in this appellation.