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Cognac Masterclass with a certified Educator provided by Cognac Tasting Tour

Cognac Masterclass with a certified Educator

Cognac Masterclass with a certified Educator
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About
The masterclass takes place in a former cognac storage of a cognac estate transformed into a guest mansion, located in the heart of the vineyard near the village of Segonzac, the capital city of the Grande Champagne, 15 minutes drive away from the town of Cognac.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Saint-Preuil is a village nestled in the heart of the vineyard of cognac where are located wine estates of two famous cognac brands, Rémy Martin and Hennessy. The Romanesque church is also worth a look.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Saint-Preuil is a village nestled in the heart of the vineyard of cognac where are located wine estates of two famous cognac brands, Rémy Martin and Hennessy. The Romanesque church is also worth a look.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16960P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3 cognacs chosen for their quality and ageing
  • Drinking cognacs is not mandatory. The tasting can be only olfactory
  • A booklet with a tasting sheet
  • A professional cognac lecturer
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Personal purchases or souvenirs
  • Personal insurance
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Le Relais de Saint Preuil, Chez Rivière, 16130 Saint-Preuil, France Attendants are welcomed at the guest-house Le Relais de Saint Preuil, in the heart of the vineyard of Cognac. The masterclass takes place in Le Chai, a former cellar of the guest-house.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A workshop completely independent from any famous Cognac trading house or family estate
  • The workshop takes place in a dedicated room, a former conac storage
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The workshop is operated with a minimum of two (2) attendants
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • 3 cognacs chosen for their quality and ageing
  • Drinking cognacs is not mandatory. The tasting can be only olfactory
  • A booklet with a tasting sheet
  • A professional cognac lecturer
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Personal purchases or souvenirs
  • Personal insurance
Departure details
  • Le Relais de Saint Preuil, Chez Rivière, 16130 Saint-Preuil, France Attendants are welcomed at the guest-house Le Relais de Saint Preuil, in the heart of the vineyard of Cognac. The masterclass takes place in Le Chai, a former cellar of the guest-house.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A workshop completely independent from any famous Cognac trading house or family estate
  • The workshop takes place in a dedicated room, a former conac storage
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The workshop is operated with a minimum of two (2) attendants
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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JaneCom
Poynton, UK4 contributions
Great experience and learning
Aug 2021 • Friends
Fantastic few hours and all 4 of us learnt so much. We didn’t know too much about Cognac, having moved to the area a year ago and booked the class with two visiting friends. We now feel quite confident in the knowledge gained in the class. Jean-Luc and Christine make you very welcome and the setting and views are excellent. Definitely recommend this class and we will be looking at booking one of the other activities soon.
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cognac-Guide
Thank you for your comment. Sharing and discussing the history of the region, its vineyard, its architecture, ways of consuming cognac and pairing it with food is always a pleasure. I am at your disposal for any information allowing you to continue your discovery of the region. Cordialement, Jean-Luc
Written 3 September 2021
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Mimi T
Kaiserslautern, Germany4 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Jun 2021 • Friends
History of cognac. The grounds are beautiful-very well done. Would be a nice choice for those wishing to stay in cognac country.
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pro Cor
14 contributions
Great and informative experience
We decided to visit and learn about Cognac during a visit to Bordeaux. We enjoyed the master class very much, the course content was well planned and kept us interested during the whole time there. It was also nice ti taste the product from a small local distillery which we most likely not find abroad. We definitely recommend taking the course.
Written 6 October 2019
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Cognac-Guide
Thank you for your feedback and support. For me it's always a pleasure to share and exchange about cognac, its history, ways to drink and pair it with food ...
Written 7 October 2019
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MikeyG53
Emersons Green, UK1,923 contributions
Surprisingly in the spirit of international co-operation
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had booked this attraction on TA and we arrived at the location in Grande Champagne exactly on time, we had driven hard to get there on time because we assumed we would not be the only delegates. We made contact with the gentleman running the class and he asked us to wait whilst he did some photocopying.

We waited about 10 minutes and then we were called through to a pleasant room set out for teaching and we were the only delegates.

The master class was well planned and very logical. This started with a history of the Cognac spirit, which was very interesting and highlighted the roles of the Dutch and English in its development to become one of the world’s finest liquors. Next we learned about the grapes, the wine production and then the méthode de distillation. The next subject included the statistics for production and sales distribution. We then moved onto the spirit itself and what and when you should experience with aroma and taste. Then to tastings and how Cognac develops during aging.

The tutor was very good and demonstrated an extensive knowledge and spoke very proficiently in English.

We have very few criticisms and feel we were very fortunate to be the only delegates. Sadly, we did not see the vines up close and did not see a still – but the value for money was really good because we learned a lot.
Written 2 August 2019
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Cognac-Guide
Bonjour, Thank you for your comment and idea of ending the masterclass by a short stop at the vine of my neighbourg. Enjoy your tastings with your new set of tools. Jean-Luc
Written 3 August 2019
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Extraordinary823318
2 contributions
A great learning experience
Jun 2019 • Friends
Our group highly recommends this class, as it was definitely the highlight of our visit to Cognac area. The location was a bit off from the city center in a beautiful milieu with wine fields. Jean-Luc presented us an interesting lecture about Cognac with a know-how of a professional lecturer. It felt that the pace and the level of the lecture was adjusted by the group, so there is lots to learn for both novices and enthusiasts in this class. Compared to other tasting tours, this was an eye opening learning experience with much learning outcome in such a small time and really good Cognacs. I recommend visiting Cognac Tasting Tour before heading to other tastings, as it gave so much information and new views.
Written 19 June 2019
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Cognac-Guide
Bonjour, Thank you for your support. As I said, do not hesitate to contact me for any information needed to make new discoveries during your next tastings. Cordialement, Jean-Luc
Written 20 June 2019
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860janetd
7 contributions
Cognac tasting in beautiful surroundings
Aug 2018 • Couples
Friends we had staying adore Cognac so found Jean-Luc on the tourist site. Wow, what a find, we were greeted by his wife Christine and as we were early she told us of their adventure in setting up the Hotel and Cognac Tasting courses. Jean-Luc was so interesting taking us thro the history of Cognac and then on to the tasting. Not just any tasting but how to distinguish what we are smelling and tasting. Just over 2hrs flew by. We would highly recommend his "Talk" Altho we didn't stay at the hotel, I think if you need to have a hotel in this area I would recommend here, it is beautiful and steeped in history in a peaceful surroundings. Jean-Luc kindly booked a restaurant for us in a nearby village which was good food at a good price. Their knowledge of the area is second to none so you would never be bored of things to do if you use them for a center.....................................you must go. Sadly no photos as we forgot to take any as so engrossed in what we were doing Jan Delasalle
Written 19 August 2018
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jleivo
3 contributions
Perfect introduction to Cognac
If you want to know about Cognac, how its made what is the history behind, forget Cognac tours inside city of Cognac. This master class, located at a guesthouse in middle of wine fields, is what you are looking for. Not only do you get much better understanding of Cognac, you get to taste much better quality Cognac. For comparison we also had a tour in city of Cognac, with best (most expensive) possible tasting. Cognac served on that tour inside Cognac city did not hold a candle for Cognac served in this class. Price for the two different tastings were the same. Class is very beginner friendly, but if you knowledge is good you are in for a treat with the instructor - Jean-Luc truly knows cognac. 
Written 22 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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