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History & sophistication … a taste of why Remy Martin is ‘rooted in exception

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History & sophistication … a taste of why Remy Martin is ‘rooted in exception

Remy Martin’s brand manifesto, ‘Rooted in Exception’ claims the brand’s product superiority and highlights the core pillars of its nearly 300 year legacy, and I recently got the chance to experience it with some delightful food pairing, at the XO Restaurant in Accra.  

Since 1724, the House of Remy Martin has produced premium spirits that consistently appeal to the world’s most discerning connoisseurs. As a result of its masterful production and generations of tradition in Cognac, the House of Remy Martin today produces Fine Champagne Cognacs, including Remy Martin V.S.O.P, Remy Martin 1738,  Accord Royal and Remy Martin XO Excellence.

Opening the night with a glass of Sidecar cocktail made from Remy Martin 1738 and some tasty Dim Sum, I could only imagine what amazing pairing could follow next. Often, when I think of food and drink pairing, the easiest thing that comes to mind is wine, so the night was as indulgent as it was educational. 

The night continued with yet another Remy Martin cocktail, this time Old Fashion cocktail paired with  Inasal chicken.

For my main, I  opted for a Tuna Teriyaki and it went with Remy Martin V.S.O.P.


And if you thought sweetness did not go mix with spirits,wait till try the dessert, a Chocolate galore (duo of dark and milk chocolate covered with macadamia nut) paired with Remy Martin XO Excellence.

Phew a enjoyed it all, since I’m not much of an alcohol person I kept it minimal and savored in the decadent indulgence!!

Rémy Martin Brand Activator  and RM for Ghana, Michael Bonnamy was on deck to steer the experience and to re-echo the words of  Alvin Saal, Remy Martin’s Marketing Manager for the Africa & Indian Ocean region, on their ‘Rooted in Exception’ manifesto.

“From our winegrowing origins, our family legacy, our choice of Fine Champagne, our trust in the power of time and people’s talent, and our signature style based on harmony, we are rooted in exception. We chose to share this manifesto globally as a statement of Remy Martin’s superiority especially for those who may not have a full awareness of our legacy both past and present.”

“Rémy Martin is committed to bringing people together for exceptional moments of sharing and celebration. By educating consumers about the values and superiority of our brand, we welcome them to be a part of our future and our global family,” adds Saal.

Rooted in Exception aims to educate and transform consumers into aficionados with Remy Martin’s unique and uncompromising brand history exemplified with these 6 core pillars:

ROOTED IN WINEGROWING 1724 marked the beginning of Rémy Martin, the only major cognac house to have been founded by a winegrower.

ROOTED IN FAMILY Rémy Martin has been a family business for three centuries, run by two families who share the same values: the Rémy Martin and the Hériard Dubreuil.

ROOTED IN CHALK To craft its cognacs, Rémy Martin has made the radical choice of specializing in Cognac Fine Champagne in 1948. This means using grapes only from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, the two most sought after growing areas of the region, which chalky soils grow the most aromatic grapes.

ROOTED IN TIME Rémy Martin already understood the magical effects of time: how a company, just like a spirit, can develop and grow finer with age.

ROOTED IN TALENT Rémy Martin believes in entrepreneurship and in the talent of people, as it believes in the talent of nature

ROOTED IN HARMONY Rémy Martin has a signature cognac style based on harmony thanks to the traditional use of distillation on the lees – with the residual yeast – in small copper stills.

Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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  1. Lawrence

    August 1, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Great ! Remy Martin’s is the new ish!!

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