French Home Drinking Habits

Paris Cocktail Talk

After the last few month’s episodes on wine, we’re cracking back into cocktails – specifically how the French drink them at home and new technologies designed to help with your DIY drinks. 

To unpack all that, we invited Philippe-Alexandre Bernatchez of Opn into the studio. Philippe-Alexandre is the Senior Marketing Project Manager at Opn. Born and raised in Québec, Parisian by choice, he studied marketing and political science before embracing a career in wine and spirits. Passionate about classic cocktails, historic terroirs and innovative gastronomy alike, he always tries to serve the cause of conviviality by investigating new trends and by creating meaningful experiences. He is currently studying to complete his WSET Diploma and is teaching a class about the culture of wine to Masters students at his alma mater, Sciences Po Paris.

Philippe-Alexandre not only shared his insight on how and what the French drink in their homes, but also how Opn can up your own bartending game. Opn gives home drinkers and bartenders info on cocktails to shake up chez vous + ways to pair snacks with sips. It includes an app, a website and (coming soon!) a connected cocktail library, all designed to up the hometainement game! 

If you’re looking for inspiration follow along on their Instagram or Facebook page.

Check in next month when we will be interviewing Emily Dilling about the update of her book (spoiler alert: we helped create the cocktail recipes in it!). And, if you’re looking for more cocktail and drinks talk between shows, head to our site, www.52martinis.com and if you’d like to carry me around in your pocket, download our iOS app, Paris Cocktails.

As always, thank you to today’s guest and you listeners for tuning in our downloading.  

Additional thanks to:

World Radio Parisfor editing and production

Emily Dilling of Paris Paysannefor show notes and web assistance 

Son Littlefor the music we use

And, finally, if you like what we’re doing, drop  a quick reviewover at iTunes! 

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Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!