Radio Imbibe

Episode 46: Nicolas Palazzi

Episode Summary

We’re wrapping up our brandy coverage in this episode by connecting with Nicolas Palazzi, the importer and distributor behind PM Spirits, about his efforts to find great barrels of Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados from individual distillers, and bring those spirits to an American audience.

Episode Notes

The cover story of our March/April 2022 issue focuses on the world of brandy, and for this episode, we wrap up our coverage of the spirit with Nicolas Palazzi. Born in Bordeaux and now living in Brooklyn, Palazzi is the founder of PM Spirits, an importer and distributor of specialty spirits, including Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados. For this episode, we talk with Palazzi about his search for memorable barrels of brandy, what he looks for in great brandies, and his work to bring these spirits to an American audience.

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