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HENNESSY DEBUTS PARADIS IMPÉRIAL
The U.S. debut of Hennessy’s new ultra-luxe Paradis
Impérial took place July 30
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at an elegant 5
th
Avenue
space decorated with orchids and filled with cham-
ber music from a string quartet. Senior VP Rodney
Williams told the crowd of spirits industry and fash-
ion tastemakers, “Paradis Impérial is a Cognac un-
like any other. We’re excited to finally make it avail-
able to Cognac lovers in the United States.”
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Jim Clerkin, President & CEO of Moet Hennessy USA, Allison Varone
Senior Brand Manager for Hennessy USA, Jennifer Yu, Director of
Communications for Hennessy USA, Bernard Peillon, Chairman &
CEO of Hennessy Cognac
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A bottle of the new Paradis Impérial elegantly displayed
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Renaud de Gironde, Hennessy Tasting Committee Member
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Guests contemplate some of the spirit’s qualities
VEUVE CLICQUOT HOSTS
PETANQUE TOURNAMENT
On August 5
th
, Veuve Clicquot hosted a Pétanque
Tournament at the Sunset Beach Hotel on Shelter
Island. Guests, including chef Eric Ripert, competed
in this popular French past-time and enjoyed sip-
ping Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.
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Tournament winners celebrate
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Aygline Pechdo, MHUSA and Chef Eric Ripert
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Veuve Clicquot display
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A view of the petanque court
BRUGAL RUM HOSTS GROWN UP
BACKYARD SUMMER BBQ
On August 1
st
, Brugal Rum held a Grown Up BBQ
at King & Grove Hotel in Williamsburg’s pool. A se-
lection of top bartenders from around NYC were on
hand to serve up refreshingly dry Brugal cocktails,
while guests also enjoyed selecting garnishes and
grilled fare to nibble on.
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Branded Especial Dry display
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A selection of the Brugal Especial Extra Dry cocktails on offer
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Fresh fruit, vegetable and herbal garnish choices
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Guests select their garnishes
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