Jonathan Arthur Courvoisier

Jonathan Arthur of Edinburgh’s Bramble Bar & Lounge has been named international winner in Courvoisier’s Toast of Paris cocktail competition. Pictured above, he faced other national winners from Canada, Germany, France and Austria at the final, “Le Jour et la Nuit de Courvoisier”, at Secret Gallery in Paris on May 16. See below for his …

Arthur and Asseline

Bartender Jonathan Arthur of Edinburgh’s Bramble Bar & Lounge has won the place to represent the UK in Courvoisier’s Toast of Paris international cocktail competition. Along with winners from Canada, Germany, France and Austria, he will compete for the top prize of a bespoke blend of Courvoisier presented in an engraved crystal decanter when they …

cognac

Leading bars in London are celebrating cognac with a series of special cocktail lists and events throughout the autumn. Co-ordinated by the London Cognac Bureau, it will be the first #CognacSocial, developed to encourage drinkers and diners to indulge in cognac and explore the different styles available. Activities include a special cognac dessert and cocktail …

Larsen blends

Two new blends are being launched by Cognac Larsen, created specifically for today’s bartenders and inspired by cocktail heritage. Rather than focusing on age categories, the new Summer Blend eaux-de-vie and Winter Blend Cognac place the emphasis on fruit, flavour and aromas which are brought about by light oak-ageing without lees. Cognac Larsen, which has …

remy martin sexy fish

An exclusive serving ritual has been created for Rémy Martin XO cognac at fashionable London restaurant and bar Sexy Fish. It features a brushed copper circular steel mermaid-etched base, which is twisted open to reveal a hidden Japanese Zen garden. Each element inside is edible, paired with the different flavour notes and aromas of the …

Courvoisier Cocktail Competition 2016 Memories

Aleksandrs Sadovskis from Prinzipal Kreuzberg bar in Berlin drew on the smokiness of lapsang souchong tea to win Courvoisier’s international competition to find a new champagne cocktail twist. Representing Germany, he beat bartenders from Canada, Austria, France and the UK in the final of the Toast of Paris competition in Paris this month. His drink, …

Tattu Manchester bar

A bar in Manchester has become a member of an elite group of venues across the globe known as “Fortresses” because they champion Rémy Martin Louis XIII cognac. Tattu Restaurant & Bar (pictured), which opened in Hardman Square a year ago, has been chosen as one of the brand’s “iconic” venues because it shares values …

Remy Martin 1738

Rémy Martin is bringing back its pop-up members club to London, presenting cocktails and new cognacs alongside an eclectic programme of master classes. After its success last year, La Maison Rémy Martin is returning to art and design venue 19 Greek Street in Soho from November 3 to 27, transforming its four floors into an …

courvoisier new bottles 2015

Cocktail ideas, bartender competitions and other marketing activity is being planned for Courvoisier as part of a new global vision for the brand inspired by Paris’s “Golden Age”. Beam Suntory has unveiled a global marketing campaign, including new advertising, consumer events, and new signature Courvoisier cocktails, under the banner of “The Toast of Paris”. It …

courvoisier new bottles 2015

The “golden age” in Paris in the late 19th century, when creativity and invention flourished, has inspired new packaging for Courvoisier cognac. The new direction for the brand will be introduced by owner Beam Suntory in September across the entire range, beginning with VS, VSOP and XO in 700ml and one-litre bottles, followed by smaller-sized …