Rediscover cognac at Rémy Martin’s Cognac Appreciation Week


Cognac isn’t one of those spirits that often comes up in conversation, and it’s a shame. However, that may soon change as Rémy Martin launches its inaugural Cognac appreciation week. From 29 August to 4 September 2015, the week-long affair will see some of the best bars in Singapore open their doors for fun experimentation with cocktails and Cognac.

Cocktail and spirits fans alike will be able to experience a series of hands-on workshops hosted and conducted by participating bars. The sessions are designed to showcase the versatility of cognac and perhaps change some deep rooted perceptions of a spirit commonly associated with an older crowd – expect unexplored cognac pairings, attractive bottle deals and one-of-a-kind cocktails galore.

All cocktail workshops will come with the chance for participants to create and taste three uniquely made cocktails while digging into delectable gourmet bar food.

“A Week with Rémy Martin hopes to change the perception of the use of Cognac and its influence in the growing cocktail culture in Singapore. This flavourful and versatile spirit is fantastic when served neat, and equally so when paired with your favourite desserts or used as a base in a range of contemporary or classic cocktails,” says Xavier Desaulles, Managing Director of Rémy Cointreau (South East Asia, Middle East & India).

Prices start from as low as S$68 per 2 hour session. Tickets are available for sale now at each of the hosting outlets, listed below.

Workshops

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Mastering the Classics with Sam Wong
A cocktail workshop on mastering the classics, conducted by Sam Wong of Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall.
Venue: Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
Date: 29 August 2015
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: S$75 nett for three cocktails and bar snacks
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Cognac & Cuisine with Chef Martin Wong
Chef Martin Wong of Tess Bar & Kitchen hosts “Cognac and Cuisine”,  showcasing a unique combination of dishes and flavours to accompany different Rémy Martin Cognacs. Participants will learn to make extraordinary creations such as salmon tartare in a Rémy Martin cocktail sauce with tomato coulis.
Venue: The Eureka Cooking Lab
Date: 30 August 2015
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Price: S$158+ for three courses (tickets available from Tess Bar & Kitchen)
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Cognac 101

Cognac 101 with Richard Gillam
Learn all about Cognac in this masterclass with Rémy Martin ambassador Richard Gillam, who will take you through a tasting of the different grades of Rémy Martin, and then demonstrate vintage Cognac cocktails that you can make at home.
Venue: KUVO
Date: 31 August 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: S$68 nett for one serve of Rémy Martin VSOP, CLUB, and XO; two VSOP cocktails, canapés and non-alcoholic refreshments
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Contemporary Mixology with Naz Arjuna
Fast forward to the present, Naz Arjuna of Bitters and Love, will touch on the latest cocktail trends with an insightful session on contemporary mixology using Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac as the main base.
Venue: Bitters & Love
Date: 1 September 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: S$80 nett for three cocktails and bar snacks
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Exploring Asian Ingredients with Ronnaporn
Learn how to use Asian ingredients in this masterclass with guest bartender Neung Ronnaporn from Bangkok.
Venue: Nutmeg & Clove
Date: 2 September 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: S$70 nett for three cocktails and bar snacks
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Cognac & Chocolate with Laurent Bernard
Enjoy a sumptuous evening at French artisan chocolatier Laurent Bernard with a Cognac & Chocolate workshop, held specially at the new Laurent’s Café at Robinsons The Heeren.
Venue: Laurent’s Café
Date: 3 September 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: S$80 nett
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Rémy Martin Night Official After Party
The closing party at newly opened FRESH!, where everyone is invited to celebrate the Cognac in style with guest bartending shifts from some of the best names in town.
Venue: FRESH!
Date: 4 September 2015
Time: 9:00pm – late
Price: Free entry, open to public
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