Armagnac and Chocolate

Armagnac and Chocolate

 A tasting with Scott Komplin, US Ambassador for Armagnac | in English


Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.
$40 members / $50 non members
810 N. Dearborn Street


Online registration is closed. Merci !

This event has been rescheduled to April 4th. If you were previously registered for the February 21 date, you do not need to re-register. 

Our sommelier Scott Komplin, who also happens to be the US Ambassador for Armagnac, has agreed to schedule an exclusive Armagnac and Chocolate tasting at the Alliance. All (21 and older) are welcome!

Just like cognac, Armagnac is an "eau-de-vie" made from grapes. The difference is in its provenance, with Armagnac coming from Gascogne, a southwest region of France. Another difference is the varietals used in the mix, with Ugni Blanc grape only for cognac, and three grapes used for Armagnac: Folle blanc, Colombard, and Baco Blanc.

Taste the difference between a 25 year-old, 10 year-old, and younger, fruitier Armagnac. Match the complexity and depth of this elixir with chocolate samples running from very dark to white and more. Discover how one flavor enhances the other... and how both can add real sophistication to your next dinner party. À ne pas manquer !

This workshop will last ninety minutes and will be held in English.


Scott Komplin spent most of his professional career in corporate finance until a business trip to California sparked something new. Now a certified sommelier, he has since spent the last 12 years traveling the Sonoma and Napa wine roads, along with the rest of the wine-producing world, discovering brilliant wines, glorious vineyards and incredible producers. Scott has also spent time in Gascogne, where he learned about Armagnac while eating duck confit and foie gras... What a life, n'est-ce-pas?