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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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Both? I'll be traveling over the hill to St Helena to partake in the ... ... the ... special about Jack, Hennessy and Firebal Read More
I was wondering how many forum members plan to watch the Superbowl this Sunday (05 Feb 2017) and of that subset, will anyone be drinking beer instead of wine? Read More
Following a nice massage in the morning, we spent Friday afternoon doing some ... dinner drinks consisted of a Hennessy VSOP for Sandra and I enjoyed a nice Grappa (Poli L'Arzent di Brandy).The performance was the same production as last year, so no surprises there. Good thing I suppose, as I wasn't giving it my full attention... &nbs Read More
Hailed by one viniculture expert as a disease with the potential to be more ... sponsored by Cognac-maven Hennessy, offers the chosen proposed solution 600,000 euros of funding over the course of three years. According to the call for proposals, innovation will be a valued component of the winning proposal. “The approach taken should be innova... Read More
A hefty lineup of industry experts headline the 39th annual Impact Marketing ... ... reception hosted by Moet Hennessy USA President and CEO Jim Clerkin. The location of the welcoming reception has yet to be announced. The following day, registration will open at 7:30 a.m. Morning sessions will begin at 9 a.m. The seminars' luncheon will begin... Read More
Moet Hennessy is looking to sweeten the pot. The Champagne and cognac giant is sweet to release Delice, a semisweet sparkling wine, the first of November in Texas and Florida. Moet is expected to open Delice to national distribution in February. The sparkling wine is a combination 45-45-10 split of Napa Valley-sourced Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and... Read More
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
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
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
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