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Cooking with Ueno San, 24th of march, Hamburg

Le Lion - Bar de Paris is very proud to bring over one the worlds greatest bartenders from Tokyo.Hidetsugu Ueno, also known as Ueno San and TM 013. To have a splendid time with Ueno San, we decided to hire a private kitchen and will cook a four course menu with TM013. During the courses their will be time and space that Ueno San explains the philosophy of japanese bartending, which is far more than cutting ice to diamond (which still make all of us jealous and we will be more than happy if Master Ueno could show us some cold tricks on this).Time TabelWe will start 18.30 with Aperitif Drinks HIGH FIVE Style, by Ueno San in a private Kitchen in Hamburg. Together with a great chief we will cook a four course menu presenting a nice selection of German/ Austrian food. During the Cooking Session Ueno San will give us short introduction in the philosophy of japanese bartending. Time to have conversation and discuss during cooking. After Midnight there will be a shuttle to a private small Cig…

"Kappes Kognac" - Part I

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Well, rumors starts. Gerd Schmerschneider, Importeur for Compass Box Whisky in Germany, running fine Spirits Company called Prineus in Kiel, announced, some "nice" bottles in the post. He never disapointed us. And because he has the kind of humor I like, I made sure that we NOT talk about Dujardin and Friends. Tonight, I recived a great e-Mail from Nicolas Palazzi. The Picture is called "my Mentor" - rest I liked reading. Lets wait and see what the next days bring. We will discus all bottles here.

Back to the email from Mr. Palazzi:


"Hey There,
A friend of mine sent me the link to your post: and YES there are some great stuff out there and not necessarily made by big houses. Truth is, few people actually know that cognac is like wine in that sense that there are as many styles, flavor and aroma profile as they are guys (girls?) distilling and aging this spirit. Most of the stuff out there is “manufactured” and artificially brought down to 40% so more bottles can …

"Kappes Kognac" - Lions looking around for some great Cognacs - do you have?

Dear PR Agencies, Promotion Companies, Importers, Global Players, Niche Dudes, my fellow Cognac Producers,

NOW, its your turn. Since three years a few of you guys, not all - to point that out, SPAM my email account with press releases, advertisement and other boring marketing stuff. Ok. Now you go me. Don't get me wrong. Your bad style communication did not attract me at all. But, now I am on Cognac. Set.

I was sitting an afternoon with Mr. Kappes. We hat lot to much Espressos (and to be honest - YES . we had NESPRESSO, because Le Lion serves NESPRESSO - more about this in next Mixology Magazine Issue).

So Mr. Kappes and Me had a great Brainstorming Afternoon, sitting in Le Lion, enjoying Espresso and we did, was Mr. Kappes always did. He was going to pour in a small glass of Spanish Brandy. Because: He loves Brandy. But we realized that our favorite Brandy Brand run out of stock last night and we still were waiting for the delivery. So, somehow I decided: Lets go for a Cognac.