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Know Your French Brandies

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Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe

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Hooray, French brandy is no longer a forgotten favorite! Ditching the stuffy old man and leather chair’s image, Brandy has been enjoying a tremendous growth over the past years, gaining a strong foothold in worldwide cocktail culture thanks to the revival of classic cocktail recipes and a new/renewed enthusiasm for craft spirits. Yet, there is still a lot of confusion, misunderstandings and misconceptions on the category in general and on French brandies in general. Raise your hand if you’ve never asked what kind of Cognac is an Armagnac!

Join spirits expert and native French Audrey Fort who will demystify the Brandy category and delve into the specificities of Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados, the three ‘AOC’ French brandies. Learn about their histories, terroirs, methods of production, qualities and flavor profiles, and how to enjoy them neat and in classic and modern cocktails. By the end of the session, you’ll speak fluently French and Brandy!


PRESENTER: Audrey Fort, Co-founder of The Rooster Factory LLC

BIO: A multilingual globetrotter, bon vivant, cocktails lover, Audrey is a worthy overseas representative of the French art de vivre.

With a masters degree in English, Russian and international trade under her belt, she spent a first decade exporting and managing French luxury goods such as Cartier accessories or Jean Paul Gaultierfragrances in Europe, Africa and Middle East.

The second decade, spent in Cognac, France, then New York City, was dedicated to creating and developing worldwide a portfolio of multi-awarded spirits (gin, tequila, vermouth, liqueurs…), as well as launching the Gin Connoisseur Program (GCP), a prestigious pioneer on-trade educational program.

In 2015, Audrey co-founded The Rooster Factory, a brand development boutique agency dedicated to the drinks industry, based in Los Angeles.

A respected member of the liquor industry, audrey led and moderated numerous seminars at major international industry conferences such as Tales of the Cocktail, Bar Convent Berlin, Paris Cocktail Spirits, UK’s Boutique Bar Show, San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Thirst Boston…

Audrey is a member of the Tales of the Cocktail seminars selection committee and an academy member of the World’s 50 Best Bars. She was named one of the 300 innovative French talents across the worlds of gastronomy, art, mixology, entertainment & fashion by l’Officiel and Martell, and one of the 100 trailblazing women in the hospitality industry by Hanna Lee Communications.

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