Hennessy

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Cognac,
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The world’s largest and possibly most recognizable Cognac brandy producer was established by Irish entrepreneur Richard Hennessy in the late 18th century. Hennessy served in the French army for 12 years to gain citizenship, and it is for this reason that the “bras armé” is the official symbol of the brand. Jean Fillioux was hired as the first master blender in 1786. The brandy is produced within the four main regions of Cognac, France: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, and Fins Bois, and is a blend of Cognacs produced and barrelled by independent growers and distillers. The brand boasts the largest Cognac aging facility, with the capacity to age and store a quarter million casks. Moët Champagne acquired the brand in 1971 to become the Moët Hennessy Group. Hennessy is considered a luxury brand, with a recent popularity among celebrities and followers of the hip-hop music scene. New marketing efforts have expanded the brand offerings to include Pure White Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • I noticed that OutThere purchased seven bottles of a particular wine at $14 and it occurred to me that it was a $100 purchase, and enough to last about a week.  So I got curious, and mentioned in the thread that it would be interesting to know how much per week people spent.  Well, Emark has better records and more time on his hands than I do, a... Read More

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  • Leslie-Hennessy -Pinot-Noir-Sonoma 2009

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    3.5I disagree with the other review; this is a delicious Pinot. Reminds me of other mid-California full bodied Pinots. Tasty with the cheese prior to dinner and a great partner to food. I like the Santa Lucia Highlands area Pinots and I like this. A good value. Enjoy! Read More

    Wine review by afalk


  • Leslie-Hennessy -Pinot-Noir-Sonoma 2009

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    It had a sunburnt raisin taste (go figure) and a weird finish that was not good.This was part of a wine tasting showdown. More on the tastings at http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/03/showdown-saturday.html Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • Hennessy Vsop 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by thstone


  • Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004

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    above Lake Hennessy, powerful@! Read More

    Wine review by gardenchic


  • Hennessy Red Blend Cognac Xo 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by AqD


  • Tamás Estates Zinfandel Livermore Valley 2008

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    Too sweet for me, almost reminded me of the awful Apothic Red, but not quite as ... Rotten grapes, also, like Hennessy VS, likely from overripe fruit. Tries to be a zinfandel, but it's a Cabernet / Petit Sirah blend, so I am confused by the sweetness, it doesn't work in my opinion with these grape Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Hennessy Vs Cognac 2000

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    Tastes like rotten grapes. Gets you buzzed quickly. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Hennessy Black Cognac NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ronika


  • You're on death row, you're asked what you wish your last meal to be. What would you want your last meal to be,and which wine would you have with it? Read More

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