Cognac tasting with a twist
Photo: Natasha Holden Anderson
Lou Ferrigno (left) and Norm Coyne (right).
What do the Incredible Hulk and Cognac have in common?
Both will appear as Guests of Honor at Crown and Thieves Winery on December 8th.
The West Kelowna winery will host a Louis XIII Cognac Tasting with a special appearance by actor and retired bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, who played Hulk in the TV series The Incredible Hulk from 1977 to 1982.
Local filmmaker/promoter Norm Coyne came up with the idea. He has collaborated with his Ferrigno in his style of Comic-Con events in the past.
“An event like this is unprecedented. The final Louis XIII tasting was with Ferrari at Area 27. One of the best wineries here in the Okanagan, with Lou Ferrigno as special guest. The fact that it does is a delicious three-game winning streak,” Coyne said.
“Our winery is built on an unexpected and unforgettable spirit, and a tasting event like this is a perfect fit,” said Jason Parkes, winemaker and owner of Crown & Thieves.
Created in 1874, Louis XIII is one of the finest and most precious eaux-de-vie in the world. A decanter of rare beverages sells for around $4200.
Tickets are limited to 40 and are priced at $400 plus tax and service charge. event brightYour ticket includes an ounce of Louis XIII Cognac, an autograph and photo of Lou Ferrigno, and a wine tasting at Crown & Sieves led by sommelier Robbie Handeltmark.
For more information, please call 250 640-6670 or email us. [email protected].
As part of the promotion towards Tasting Night, personally engraved bottles can be ordered through the Cask and Barrel Liquor Store and picked up at Crown and Thieves during the event.