I met this guy the other day at a festival. When he learned that we had a blog about Cognac, he looked at me, raised his eyebrows and asked me: “So do you know this story? It was on TV, four years ago!” What now followed was so convincing – we just had to bring it.
He told me this great story:
Four years ago. A hotel in Paris. A light summer evening.
A Russian billionaire rents a whole top star hotel just for him and his friends… they party like wild animals, drink lots of alcohol, get drunk, Champagne and only the best of the best… The manager already got already slightly annoyed of the behavior of the guests. They were even making fun of him.
Then at one point, the rich Russian asked the manager to get him the most expensive bottle of Cognac the hotel had: A Cognac for 100 000 – 200 000 €. Boom! What an order. Must have been a Hennessy Beaute du Siecle.
So the Russian billionaire buys the bottle, pours everyone a glass, spills… and then pours Coca Cola into every glass! Coke! While doing this, the Russian looks the manager right in the eye. Pure provocation.
The manager can’t believe it.
The crowd parties on, drinks, laughs, eats caviar and comparable luxurious stuff when the manager reappears: With a shotgun in his hand.
Boom! And he just blows the rich ignorant away. Like that.
The French hotel manager went to court, and today is in prison. Apparently there were even people from the Cognac lobby that defended his choice…
Now, is this story true, exegerated or totally out of the blue – we do not know. At least we did not find anything on the web.
If everyone heard about this crazy shoot-out, please comment. And NEVER mix cognac with coke in a fine Parisian hotel.
Source: guy on the street