Glass of brown spirits with daffodils in background
Ticket Price: $89
Wednesday, May 15 6:30 PM

Two of France's most famous brandies in a head to head competition: Cognac vs. Armagnac. One is everywhere, the other you have to search for. From their monastic origins to their present-day resurgence, we’ll cover all you need to know about these French brandies and how they compare to each other.

Classes are 2 hours long, including a Q&A session with Astor Center Instructor Robin Robinson.

What you can expect:

  • 1 Welcome drink
  • 3 Tasting pours of Cognac
  • 3 Tasting pours of Armagnac
  • Palate-cleansing bread & cheese
  • A 15% discount on all spirits tasted to use in-store after class

What you will learn:

  • The differences between Cognac and Armagnac
  • The history, geography, and flavor profiles of each spirit
  • How to taste and describe spirits
  • What to look for in excellent Cognac and Armagnac
  • The materials and production methods for these brandies

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Style: Lecture + Tasting
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good for: Spirits tasting NYC, French spirits tasting, Spirits class NYC

What people are saying about this instructor:

“Robin Robinson's smackdown classes have been enjoyable, relaxed, and informative experiences offering a chance to learn about distilling techniques and taste brands I would likely never have encountered otherwise. Several have become favorites.”