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DrinkUp with... Fanny Fougerat

She might have been born into Cognac, but she's stepping out on her own and making a name for herself.

She's the only woman making cognac in the world right now... and while she may have had a foot in the door being born into a family of winemakers and distillers, she's stepped out on her own to create her own brand and is making some serious waves in the world of Cognac. 

We spoke to the woman herself, and you can too at this year's Cognac Show - get your tickets and meet the woman behind the famous Fanny Fougerat Cognac... Fanny Fougerat herself. 

How did you get into making Cognac?
I was born into a winemaker and distillers family. Whilst growing up I tried out a few other career paths but around my 30’s I realised I missed making Cognac and so decided to move back to the family business and to start my own brand.

Where did you grow up?
In a little village around Cognac

Who would you have dinner with (dead or alive)? And why?
Nina Simone, for her commitment to her songs!

How do you like to drink your Cognac? 
Pure!

If you could pair your favourite Cognac with your favourite meal what would that be?
Cheese. For me, nothing else is needed.

Aside from Cognac, what’s your drink of choice? 
Champagne!

If you weren’t making Cognac, what would you be doing? 
Actually, I really don't know..

What else can we expect to see from you?
My new cuvée Le Laurier d'Apollon, very pure, very powerfull and wonderfully fine.

Which bar are you most looking forward to visiting in London?
The Hixter Bankside