Guided tour

Cognac Masterclass & Tasting

Cognac Masterclass & Tasting

From £38.17 per person

Participate in a tasting workshop where you are presented the cognac, or rather the cognacs, to discover the aromas, crus and blends characterising the best cognacs. The masterclass is independent from any brand or producer.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a presentation and olfactory and gustatory tasting of several cognacs of several vintages/ages
  • Learn about the aromatic richness of cognac with an approach resulting from that of professionals of Cognac
  • Hear about main tricks of cognac making
Full description
Cognac is a spirits unlike any others. Cognac has a long history starting 2.000 years ago, it may be considered as one of the first products resulting of globalization. As food or drink, it is one of those with the most different aromas, up to 40 aromas in the greatest cognacs. It can be drunk as an aperitif or digestive, as a long drink or cocktail, paired with an amazing list of food dishes. It is all this that you will discover during the workshop set up as a long journey where luxury and terroir are the red threads. Your expert will introduce you the elixir of gods, help you discover the various distinctive flavors, characteristics, vintages and blends of the great cognacs. Your expert is totally independent of any brand and any producer. He will not hesitate to answer your questions, unveil manufacturing secrets even those most jealously guarded by the world of cognac professionals.
Includes
  • Presentation of cognacs, the vines and the distillers' technics and skills
  • Tastings of a minimum of 3 cognacs, from 5 to 40 years of age
  • Leaflets on how to taste a cognac, how to pair cognac & food
  • Transport to the location of the masterclass
  • Personal purchases or souvenirs
  • Personal insurance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Village of Saint-Preuil, in the heart of the vineyard of Cognac, 15 km away from the town of Cognac

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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A fantastic few hours and we all learnt so much. Very well explained by Jean-Luc and his lovely wife Christine greeted us at the start and made us feel right at home. We would definitely recommend the Master Class Tasting, even if like us you know little about Cognac. We will be looking in the future to the Cognac Tasting Tour.

1 September 2021

welcome, passion, warmth even before the tasting, in an exceptional setting steeped in history Big thank you for everything, let's repeat the experience with friends

19 June 2020

Learnt a lot about Cognac

A very informative interactive presentation on the history and all aspects of the production of cognac. Learning about how to differentiate the flavours was very interesting.

13 July 2017

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