Paolo Viola becomes Moët Hennessy brand-expert
Moët Hennessy presented a new series of Belvedere single-estate rye vodkas, named after the villages in Poland where they are produced. The Smogóry Forest and Lake Bartężek vodka are “crafted to capture the distinctive essence of their respective terroirs”, Belvedere said, as it aims to increase awareness among consumers that a vodka’s origin – much like that of wine – can affect its taste.
Paolo is one of Europe’s leading bartenders, and his playful character and passion for his work have meant that he was chosen to be part of Belved’Air Crew. Arriving in Milano in 2017 to launch the Terrazza Calabritto concept, Paolo previously held the position of senior bartender at the prestigious Rivoli Bar at The Ritz Hotel in London.
In his new role, Viola will work to spread the word of the Belvedere Single Estate Rye Series, debuting nationwide beginning June 2018. The Belvedere Single Estate Rye Series represents an extraordinary exploration into the idea of terroir (soil, topography, and climate) in vodka, making the claim that climate variation affects the taste yielded from the same superior Polish Dankowskie Diamond Rye used in each unique expression.
It will be an exciting year, working for such an important brand makes me grateful, I am convinced
to achieve the goals we have set ourselves. - said Paolo.
Reflections of Lake
Paolo Viola's signature cocktail for Belvedere.
- 45 ml Belvedere Vodka Lake Bartezeck
- 15 ml St Germain
- 15 ml Fukuju Yuzushu
- 15 ml Succo di Lime
- 10 ml Bianco d’uovo
- 5 ml sciroppo alla camomilla
- 3 ml La Herencia de Sanchez Mezcall
- 2 drp China Clementi
A Sip of Diamond
- Belvedere Lake Bartezek Vodka
- Cocchi Americano Rosa
- Roses syrup (home-made)
- Marasca Cherry
- Moet Chandon Rosé Champagne
- Pearl Powder
- 60 ml Belvedere Bartezek
- 10 ml Apricot Brandy
- 10 ml Lillet Blanc