2016 will be a unique opportunity to celebrate all that is intimately related to Cognac: its history, terroir, landscapes, savoir-faire, businesses, talents, passions, gastronomy and art-de-vivre.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2015
The BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) – a trade board promoting Cognac and its producers – announces the postponement of this year’s “La Part des Anges,” for September 22nd, 2016. In preparation of continued growth and success of previous editions, the team behind “La Part des Anges” will use the additional time for adequate planning of a most memorable event in a unique venue of Charente architecture in Cognac, France.
Created in 2006 by the BNIC, "La Part des Anges" has become in only 9 editions the world’s greatest Cognac auction - with the ambition of mobilizing all of the Cognac industry, the aim of welcoming collectors around the world and the desire to share the prestige of France’s most famous spirit via such limited-edition unique Cognac carafes. These carafes contain extremely rare, high quality eaux-de-vies, aged and blended over many years, all donated by the distinguished Cognac houses.
Participation & Sales Record Continues to Rise
While 18 Cognac Houses participated in the first edition, last year saw 25 Houses and the upcoming 10th edition in 2016 is expecting at least 30 to contribute with their creativity, excellence and generosity. This increase of participation is also reflected in the impressive growth of funds raised over the years: the first edition in 2006 raised 15,000 euros (over $18,000), while last year’s 9th edition yielded more than 230,000 euros (over $250,000). Since its inception, 850,000 euros (over $1M) have thus been collected and donated to charities (Institut de France, Order of Malta, local charities ...).
Through "La Part des Anges," Cognac professionals honor this wonderful spirit to which the auction owes so much. 2016 will be a unique opportunity to celebrate all that is intimately related to Cognac: its history, terroir, landscapes, savoir-faire, businesses, talents, passions, gastronomy and art-de-vivre.
Founded in 1946, the Cognac National Board (BNIC) is an association representing growers, producers, and merchants from the Cognac region. For more information, please visit http://www.cognac.fr.
About “La Part des Anges”:
Created in 2006 by the Bureau Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), the charity auction “La Part des Anges” is organized by men and women of the Cognac profession with the keen desire to share their passion for Cognac. The event is comprised of a gala dinner and a live auction and is held on the 3rd Thursday of September in or near Cognac. ‘La Part des Anges’ has become a key event for cognac aficionados and collectors and appeals to their generosity: the lots are donated by leading cognac houses and auctioned in aid of charitable organizations. For more information on past editions, please visit http://www.lapartdesanges.cognac.fr
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