Armagnac body spreads education to China

At the tail end of 2018, the heads of nine Chinese wine and spirit schools were invited to France to learn about armagnac in order for them to offer their own courses in China.

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac invited the schools to France for a week-long education programme which involved morning classes and afternoon visits to different producers, and all nine representatives passed the final exam.

The participating schools will now offer three levels of education on armagnac to their students in China. The participating schools include:

  • Grapea Institute, 
  • Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, Beijing
  • Aroma Republic
  • Pleos Vine Academy
  • Shanghai Vinosophie Ecole du Vin
  • Tastes Spirits Wine Academy
  • Ease Scent Wine School
  • Zhulian Wines Consulting
  • Bordeaux Wine Campus in Bordeaux

Armagnac is produced in the Armagnac region in Gascony, southwest France. It is distilled from wine usually made from a blend of grapes including BacoColombardFolle Blanche and Ugni blanc, traditionally using column stills. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels and categorised by VS, VSOP and XO age statements.