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Guangzhou: A city of lights and colors - 2015 Mar 27 - While the Hennessy 250 Tour was in full swing at the Opera House, I took some time to wander around Guangzhou and capture the essence of the city. Commonly known for being the main manufacturing hub of the Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou has a lot more to offer. Also, experiencing the local life of this modern capital was easier than expected. Before we go any further, here is a quick peek at the town.
Live from Guangzhou Opera House - 2015 Mar 16 - The Hennessy 250 Tour will officially start in a few hours in Guangzhou Opera House, one of the most spectacular buildings of the South China capital. It took more than one hundred men and women to complete the installation of this ambitious exhibition, which is presented as a cultural festival celebrating Hennessy’s legacy through the eyes of eleven renowned artists. But before we reveal the content of our 250th anniversary exhibition, let’s take a look back at the events that marked the past week.
Hennessy 250 Tour Press Launch - 2015 Feb 12 - Hennessy will launch in March The Hennessy 250 Tour, a worldwide event that brings together heritage and contemporary art to celebrate Hennessy’s 250th anniversary. Announced on Thursday the 5th of February, The Hennessy 250 Tour will travel on all continents in the coming months. For this occasion, a group of journalists from all over the world was invited to Cognac to discover the layout of the Tour and get acquainted with the Maison’s unique way of making cognac.
Introducing The Hennessy 250 Tour - 2015 Feb 02 - The time has come to reveal our new exciting project
Les Caves Particulières at Charles de Gaulle airport - 2014 Oct 09 - In these last moments before leaving France, Les Caves Particulières offer taste buds and senses a final chance for exploration.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte has perfectly captured the creative energy of Hennessy. By reinterpreting the world of Cognac and that of Champagne he has acted as a cellar master who combines a variety of natural elements to produce a single unique creation. Faithful to Moët Hennessy's values, his design is traditional but possesses a contemporary beauty.
Hennessy Very Special by Shepard Fairey Take a closer look - 2014 Aug 05 -
PININFARINA Masters at Work - 2014 Apr 17 - Hennessy is pleased to introduce you to Paolo Pininfarina and senior designer Antony Margiasso to talk about the the project of redesigning the Hennessy Very Special bottle.
Cocktail chronicle - Act V - 2014 Jan 29 - As an inexhaustible source of creation, the cocktail broke through all boundaries from 1988 onwards and became a sight to behold. Now firmly entrenched in society, the art of blending liquids is constantly reinventing itself, and can be enjoyed wherever you are in the world. With all its media attention, the cocktail has reached an unparalleled level of popularity.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection IV application - 2014 Jan 21 -
Cocktail Chronicle - Act IV - 2013 Dec 17 - With the discovery of new ingredients and more sophisticated liquors, the bartenders’ universe became a profession in its own right. With creativity and know-how as guiding lights, the emergence of professional organizations added kudos to a trend that was evolving into an art form. The use of the cocktail had become more accessible, reaching the four corners of the world, where professionals and amateurs sought out unique drinks.
The Barrel-making factory - 2013 Dec 09 - The Barrel-making factory cooperage firm is located in Cognac, and its main objectives are the manufacture, maintenance and repair of the casks used to age and mature eaux-de-vie for the Hennessy cognac house.
The Tasting Room - 2013 Nov 19 - The Hennessy Tasting Committee happens in a historical place, it carries with it, more so than anywhere else, all the values that are treasured by the Maison Hennessy. At a set time every day, a meeting is held with expert-oenologists, all focused on what is essential, the tastes and selection of eaux-de-vie.
Cocktail chronicle - Act III - 2013 Nov 18 - At the start of the 20th century, right in the middle of prohibition, America was actually reinventing the future of the cocktail. As a perfect way of getting around prohibition laws, the art of blending became more widespread, and even concealed the taste of alcohol, which was banned by authorities at the time. With its added fruit juice, the cocktail became a drink of the alternative culture, a secret circle that lived outside the law.
Cocktail chronicle - Act II - 2013 Nov 08 - The cocktail really took off right in the middle of the 18th century. This was a century which invented the art of blending liquids with, it was claimed, complex properties which had the ability to heal many diseases. Starting with the much-lauded curative benefit of the cocktail, let's take a look back at some dates and anecdotes about the origin of the name which has now become a phenomenon and a form of art de vivre.
Discover House of Hennessy, at London Heathrow airport - 2013 Nov 04 - For the first time ever, Hennessy is proud to welcome you in the House of Hennessy. An innovative and dedicated pop-up store concept in exclusive travel retail locations. This new Cognac destination showcases Hennessy’s savoir faire and its cognac range in an interactive environment, inviting international travellers to a sensorial journey to discover the many facets of the world’s leading cognac brand.
Château de Bagnolet - 2013 Oct 24 - Since its acquisition in 1841 by Auguste and Irene Hennessy and over the centuries that followed, the Château de Bagnolet has been a testament to the family's destiny. Today it forms part of the Maison's heritage, and guests flock to enjoy the enchanting views over the picturesque surrounding countryside. Let's take a guided tour.
The Founder’s Cellar - 2013 Oct 07 - The Founder’s Cellar is the symbol of a heritage: behind its imposing gates, rest the Maison’s very oldest eaux-de-vie. This confidential space is rarely unveiled and contains the exceptional essence of the best Hennessy Cognacs. We take an exclusive visit to the place that pays tribute to Richard Hennessy.
Cocktail chronicle - Act I - 2013 Aug 08 - The cocktail is a taste experience that has existed for three hundred years. The technique appeared in the mid-17th century, first used by liquor merchants and distillers to keep fruits and spices from spoiling. While no one today can precisely certify the date of its invention, everyone can agree on the merits of complex liquid mixtures from a variety of horizons.
Distillerie du Peu - 2013 Aug 07 - Distillerie du Peu demonstrates an original process, in use since the 16th century. The property of Hennessy since 1947, this is one of the largest distilleries in the region. In this one-of-a-kind place, ten lustrous stills transform wine into spirits to be blended into Hennessy cognacs.
Paradis Imperial tasting ritual - 2013 Jul 24 - Maison Hennessy has imagined a majestic way to present Hennessy Paradis Imperial uniqueness, history & product speech: an Organ
Tokyo through Futura’s eyes, with Hennessy - 2013 May 02 -
Futura in Melbourne for Hennessy Very Special - 2013 Apr 10 - On March 14th 2013, Futura flew into Melbourne to launch Limited Edition in Australia. As part of his 2-day visit, Futura escorted media representatives around Fitzroy, the epicentre of Melbourne's vibrant street art scene, which the graffiti legend rates as a top destination for street art globally. Accompanying Futura that day was urban-style investigator, Lester Jones, from I Dig Your Sole Man - a sneaker based street blog. Here is his video which captures that journey.
WEARING HENNESSY - 2012 Oct 05 - In the U.S.A, Hennessy is the darling of the hip-hop world. So it's only logical that street clothing designer Crooks & Castles would partner with the Brand for an exclusive line of clothing and accessories.
Hennessy's first artistic blend bottle - 2012 Oct 05 - In 2010, artists Kesh and Burrows combined their unique styles to kick off Hennessy 's series of artistic limited edition V.S bottles
An infinite source of inspiration - 2012 Oct 02 - Creating. Blending. Inspiring.
Reinventing cognac - 2012 Sep 27 - From innovation comes future classics
Blending, an art handed down through the generations - 2012 Sep 17 - The ritual is decisive and has remained unchanged for over a century.
A delectable blend - 2012 Sep 10 - East meets West and teases the palate in Hennessy's X.O Appreciation Grows Tour, to the delight of the guests
Richard Hennessy, founder and visionary - 2012 Sep 03 - 4 dates punctuated this great destiny
Keeping art alive - 2012 Aug 15 - Hennessy has always supported artists, and that means graffiti as well.
Hennessy at Blues Passions festival - 2012 Jul 09 - Hennessy has supported the Blues Passions festival in Cognac ever since its inception in 1994.
The Selby is in Hennessy's place - 2012 Jul 01 - A photo exhibition showcases American photographer Todd Selby's take on Hennessy's cognac-making traditions
New V.S.O.P bottle meets the world... - 2012 Jun 04 - Chris Bangle's redesign of the V.S.O.P bottle is an event Hennessy wanted to share with the world.
A Hennessy Very Special with a splash of color - 2012 Jun 04 - The bright label designed by artist KAWS in 2011 gave a bold new look to a Hennessy classic.
Arik Levy's jewel case for Hennessy X.O Mathusalem - 2012 Jun 04 - Hennessy X.O Mathusalem is a landmark, a timeless classic.
What is this Wild Rabbit? - 2012 Jun 01 - Hennessy's "Wild Rabbit" US campaign is meant to provoke thought.
A tooled leather case designed by Berluti for Mathusalem X.O. - 2009 Oct 01 - Two artistic worlds at the peak of their expression. Olga Berluti takes her view inspired by the world of cognac and creates a leather-clad case for Hennessy's Mathusalem X.O.