A few weeks ago my friend Xenia posted a link about a tasting experience for Remy Martin and I was immediately intrigued. Being that it was D's birthday month and I'm all about prolonging the celebration I quickly hopped over to see what it was all about. Initially, I was a little bummed at seeing their were only weekdays available for what sounded like an interesting experience, but then I remembered we're grown ups and it's his birthday so the party don't stop.
My husband and his friends are somewhat connoisseurs of cognac so I reached out to his best friend and his wife to see if they were available to go out on a school night as well. As luck would have it, they were and I was super excited to have yet another fun experience with my man. Making time out for dates is very important to us and I was happy to have another couple to share the evening with as we all enjoy each other's company and the boys have been friends for so long they've pretty much created their own language so it was guaranteed to be a good time.
I looked up the #HeartofCognac hashtag prior to going to get a feel for what was in store but the photos were a little all over the place and I couldn't quite get a read on it. When we arrived (albeit late) , we checked in and were given drink tokens as we were led into a cocktail reception. We wasted no time heading to the bar to try one of the evening's signature drinks.
I'm not much of a cognac drinker but am always down to try so I had the V.S.O.P + Ginger (because I do like ginger ale) I kind of wished I'd been able to try the Royal Sidecar as well as that sounded yummy. Naturally we hopped in the photo booth before it was time to head back and see what was behind door #1.
We had such a fun evening, learning and tasting and I now have a new appreciation and understanding of cognac. My husband enjoyed his experience as did our friends and we're pseudo planning a trip to France to have a tour of the facility ourselves so we were thankful to be able to spend some time chatting post event with Ryan about some of the tours that take place at the Remy Martin facility in Cognac, France before we had to go relieve our babysitters. I loved sharing that experience with D and our friends and it definitely made the week go by much faster!
Are you a cognac drinker? Have you ever been to an experience like this?