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Armagnac Academy returns to London

Armagnac Academy is returning to London on Tuesday 8 October at Smith & Wollensky, The Adelphi Building in Covent Garden Riverside, 1-11 John Adam Street, London WC2.

The one day educational event will be presented by Hannah Lanfear, UK Armagnac and WSET Educator, alongside Amanda Garnham from the BNIA Armagnac office in France.

The full immersion into the world of Armagnac will include its history, facts and figures, production, distillation and ageing, plus a tasting of a range of between 30 and 40 different styles and ages from at least 13 different producers.

The end of the day will culminate in a 100 multiple-choice question exam with the goal of achieving either Pass, Credit or Distinction in their official diplomas.

The candidate with the highest score will win a trip to Armagnac as a guest of the B.N.I.A. to experience distillation first hand.

Since the beginning of the Armagnac Academies educational programme, several events have been held in Beijing, Guangzhou, New York, San Francisco and London.

The B.N.I.A. (Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac) that started the Armagnac Academies in 2013 claims to be delighted with the positive response that it has generated and the results of the students. The course is mainly aimed at trade professionals and has attracted importers, distributors, merchants, bartenders, sommeliers and journalists.

Places will be very limited to a maximum of 30 people and the day’s tuition and tastings costs £150 per person. The day starts at 8:30 and finishes at 17:00.

To reserve a spot, visit: where you can register online.

27 September 2019 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editor