Cognac Takes on Tales of the Cocktail 2019 Cognac Experts Sound Off and Mix it Up

 New York, NY — July 16, 2019: Cognac makes its return to Tales of the Cocktail with two lively and educational events to be held on July 17-18 in New Orleans, LA. 

Wednesday, July 17 from 4:00-6:00 PM 

At the “Classic, Meet Modern!” guest shift, cognac finds itself at the intersection of classic and modern cocktails at recently-opened Jewel of the South.

Jewel Partner and Head Bartender Chris Hannah and New York City Cognac Educator Ms. Franky Marshall will concoct several cognac cocktails that highlight the aromatic richness of the spirit with familiar and new flavors. All cocktails and bites will be available for purchase.

 Thursday, July 18 from 10:30AM – 12:30PM 

Alongside Cognac Ambassador David Boileau, Cognac Educators Allen Katz (New York Distilling Company) and Ms. Franky Marshall (Modern Bartender) will examine the different factors that affect cognac in a Brand Education that is part panel discussion, part tasting.

Moderated by Chris Patino of Raised by Wolves, When Small Considerations Have Big Effects — Cognac Experts Sound Off will weigh in on how grapes, soil, terroir, aging and more individually and collectively influence

cognac. A tasting of eight cognacs from different producers will illustrate these varying factors, and a Q&A will follow. Wristbands are required for entry at the Hotel Royal Sonesta Fleur de Lis.

Tales of the Cocktail gathers 25,000 bartenders, journalists and spirits industry professionals for five days, mixing educational seminars with cocktail demonstrations and creative events.

For more information, please contact: 
Gabriela Marchand | gabriela@teuwen.com 
Amanda Torres | amanda@teuwen.com 

About the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac Created in 1946, the mission statement of the BNIC is to develop Cognac, representing and defending mutual professional interests of both growers and merchants. The BNIC is responsible for organizing the production of Cognac and respond to market needs; informing about, protecting and promoting the Cognac appellation; facilitating access to markets; furthering relations between merchants and winegrowers; recording sales and exports; administering the aging control system; issuing authentication certificates for exports; and acting as the official body that and safeguards the Cognac appellation. It is made up of 100 staff members. In 1909, the Cognac area of production was delimited, and in 1936 it became an AOC. In 1989, the Cognac appellation was recognized as a Geographical Indication by the European Union.