First Indian Bartender to Compete in Rémy Martin Bartender Talent Academy’s Global Cocktail Competition

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

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REMY MARTIN Bartender Talent Academy – a competition that celebrates passions of global bartenders, in a first, will see Indian bartender Himanshu Desai at the upcoming event slated to be organised in this week in Cognac and Paris which will witness 11 finalists from nine nations. Positioned as the Beverage Manager at Massive Restaurants Group in Mumbai, Desai previously worked in Dubai for four years and has been recognised for creating modern cocktails with a contemporary twist.

Speaking about Desai’s selection, Abhishek Parameswaran, Country Manager, India & Sub-continent at Rémy Cointreau, shared, “We are delighted to have selected a bartender of Himanshu Desai's quality to represent India at this coveted global platform. The Remy Martin Bartender Talent Academy selects the rising stars of the mixology industry, and we are confident that everyone participating will have an unforgettable experience.”

Delighted with the opportunity, Desai commented, “Rémy Martin Bartender Talent Academy is among the most prestigious bartending competitions in the industry. I am very proud to represent India at this global platform and look forward to visiting the home of Rémy Martin in Cognac. Meeting bartenders from all around the world will enable me to share my expertise and learn from their craft and experience.”

According to a release, year after year, the Bartender Talent Academy, Rémy Martin scouts the globe to find the most passionate up and coming bartenders. These individuals are identified by the brand and their local bar communities. Each of these bartenders also showcases the exceptional passion and a unique "slash" personality which includes diverse interests. At Cognac, they will showcase an original Rémy Martin cocktail that embodies this “slash” persona. The competition's grand prize winner will receive EUR 3000 to realise one of his/her "slash".

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


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