EXPLORE THE DIVERSITY OF COGNAC AT THE LONDON COGNAC SHOW
March, London: The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) as well as nearly 30 Cognac brands will be taking part in this year’s London Cognac Show. This major annual event will be held at the Glaziers Hall on the 10 and 11 of March, in an effort to promote the diversity of Cognac amongst English connoisseurs.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This two-day event is the perfect opportunity for amateurs and professionals alike to learn more about this decadent spirit and offers attendees the exclusive chance to learn directly from the Cognac brands, producers and educators. The event will also offer attendees the ability to discover more about the diversity of Cognac, where it’s made and how and when to consume it through expert-led Cognac-tasting workshops, both in pure serves and in cocktails, as well as masterclasses on various themes ranging from the vine to the glass.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LONDON COGNAC SHOW
As an annual event, the London Cognac Show is an extremely important and exciting moment for Cognac enthusiasts and the BNIC.
Alexandre Gabriel’s, the vice president of the BNIC, statement on the show: “Cognac is a dynamic spirit rooted both in its history and in its region, the South-West of France. There is a growing interest in the diversity of Cognac in all its aspects and this will be highlighted during these two days. Cognac has many producers, each with its own personality and history. The exhibition is an opportunity to demonstrate this in London where a rich history links Cognac to the UK, the fourth largest market in 2022.”
As a highly anticipated event for the BNIC, the London Cognac Show allows the brand to showcase their portfolio, and provides many the opportunity to explore and learn more about Cognac. Whether participants are Cognac connoisseurs or novices, they are encouraged to discover the charm and aromatic richness of this high-end French spirit, at this year’s London Cognac Show.
THE EVENT SCHEDULE
The trade and press session will be hosted from 12 to 4pm on Friday 10th March while the consumers sessions will be from 5.30 to 9.30pm on Friday, and 12 to 6pm on Saturday 11th. The consumer sessions are open to the public, but require an entry fee.
Dates: Friday 10 March and Saturday 11 March 2023
• Friday 10 March: Event open to the trade and press (12-4pm)
1. 1 – 1.45pm: Diversity of Cognac by Hannah Lanfear, the BNIC’s Cognac Educator
2. 2.30 – 3.15pm: Diversity of Cognac by Hannah Lanfear, the BNIC’s Cognac Educator
• Friday 10 March: Event open to the public (5.30 to 9.30pm)
1. 6.30 – 7.15pm: Everything you wanted to know about Cognac but were afraid to ask by Dawn Davies MW (£15 per person)
• Saturday 11 March: Event open to the public (12-6pm)
Location: Glazier’s Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London SE1 9DD
Photo © BNIC / KONOISSEUR
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.