YEREVAN, March 10. / ARKA /. French singer Patricia Kass who sang for Armenian audience on March 9 visited today the French-owned Yerevan Brandy Company (YBC). She and other French musicians visited the aging cellar of the plant and were told its history and production process.
The French stopped near the "Barrel of Peace,” filled in 2001. It contains brandy spirit produced in 1994, when Armenia and Azerbaijan signed an agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The barrel will be opened on the day when the peace agreement will be signed.
The executive director of the YBC Artak Barseghyan presented the singer with Ararat brandy, released in a limited quantity. Ararat was the general sponsor of yesterday's concert.
The concert that gave start to a two-month series of Francophonie events in Armenia was organized by international music festival Yerevan Perspectives with the assistance of the embassy of France in Armenia and Yerevan Brandy Factory under the patronage of the ministry of foreign affairs of Armenia.
The Yerevan Brandy Factory was founded in 1887. In 1998 it was sold to French Pernod Ricard for $30 million. -0-