I have a confession to make. I really didn’t drink spirits until I met my husband. Yes, I had a whiskey, cognac, and scotch here and there. But, really savoring and enjoy a spirit, well wasn’t my thing. I am a wine girl. I love wine and believe one glass a day is actually good for my health. It has something to do with resveratrol. It started years ago when we went to Jerez, Spain to Tio Pepe and sampled Sherry. Whoa! What is this delicious goodness in a bottle. We were all over the Cavas and Riojas that Spain is known for, but I really enjoyed that Sherry. This caused me to branch out even more.
On a girls’ trip back from Cancun in 2008 I decided to get the Remy Martin XO Premier Cru Cognac. I felt I was in the big leagues now. I arrived home all brown and bronzed from my trip and ready to show The Don that I could hold my own. After one sip I realized I had been missing out. Why hadn’t I drank spirits before? Were they all like this? Well, every time I’m passing through duty free you know what I pick up? You got it. Remy Martin XO Cognac.
I can hear your thoughts now. Julia, really? Aren’t you a yogi! Yes and yes. It is 2012. Let us break out of the mold of the “I only drink wine that is sweet.” Although those are great live a little. Step out of your comfort zone. I wait for your emails confirming your enjoyment.
I’m in Paris and will definitely have cognac as a night cap with my girls.