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The Wine Club in Orange County has the pleasure to sponsor a Cognac Experience featuring rare cognac's from "The House of Comandon".

We invite you to join “Cognac Tasting at the Grill” a very exclusive cognac tasting event in Orange County limited to only 25 cognac enthusiast. Treat yourself to experience a guided tasting of Cognac’s best kept secret and highly rated cognacs. This cognac tasting will feature Comandon Cognac at the Wine Club in Santa Ana, and it will be presented by the owner of Comandon, Franck Vigneron whose cognacs have won three times ‘world best cognac’

There are not too many that can say that!

Comandon was established in 1821 by first generation cognac maker Pierre Comandon. For more than a hundred years, Comandon was a leading brand of cognac producing repeatedly the same blended cognac day-after-day as it is the tradition for most cognac brands to this day.

In 2008, the new generation wanted to do something different and they revived the old concept of ‘cognac independent bottler’ which consists in making a wide range of diverse cognacs in small batches which cannot be repeated indefinitely. So everything is crafted in limited editions.

In an industry that is committed to keep everything the same and largely dominated by a few huge conglomerates, Comandon is appearing to go against the current. However, the world is changing and more people are interested in trying craft or small-batch spirits.

Comandon is continuously experimenting and searching for new ways to enhance the enjoyment of cognac within its traditional and legal boundaries. They are relentlessly coming up with new processes and innovative new ideas to broaden the appeal of cognac to more people.

They are breaking the stereotype of cognac being for old people in winter by the fireplace … to being for spirits fanatic looking for a unique and always changing, a surprising and cheerful cognac that do not try to intimidate you.

“We believe that making cognac in limited small batches allows us to individualize the crafting of each batch and significantly add to the authenticity of the spirits’ finish” says Franck Vigneron.

Comandon is motivated to preserve the ancient artisan skills while elevating the next generation of master craftsmen for the benefits of consumers looking for more authentic experiences. And if you go to Cognac remember to visit the Comandon House, in the center of old town, built by the Romans in the 4th century AC. That’s old! During the approximately one hour of the tasting, these often-asked questions will be answered: . Why is the difference between cognac and brandy? . What makes the cognac color brown? . What are the differences between cognac and whisky? . How and where is cognac made? . What are the differences between commercial cognac brands and craft cognac brands? . What are the characteristics of a good cognac? . What is a cognac independent bottler? And why this is cool? WHERE: The Original Wine Club, Santa Ana, CA

1431 S. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705 WHEN: Friday April 28th, 7-9pm. Your $30 ticket will include:

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