Delegate Profile

May Matta-Aliah


May Matta-Aliah is a New York-based educator and president of In the Grape (, an organization dedicated to making wine and spirits education accessible to everyone from the curious appreciator to the trade professional.

As of April 2009, May has been the Official US Armagnac Educator and has held countless seminars introducing beverage managers and bartenders to the diverse pleasures of France’s oldest spirit and the role that spirit should play in any successful beverage program. She has presented on Armagnac at national conferences from Tales of the Cocktails to the San Antonio Cocktail Conference and has led 10 trips to the region.

Conference Sessions

  • Bringing Armagnac to Cocktails & the Backbar

    June 12, 2019, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, BCB Tasting Room – Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse

    As a bartender and sommelier, I had a quiet excitement about Armagnac. I had always loved brandy and fought for the underdog spirits in general so what is more ...

    • Language: English

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