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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

WORLD DESIGN / FRANK GEHRY BOTTLED

House of Hennessy on the river Charente in Cognac, France

Cognac maker Hennessy has hired icon architect Frank Gehry, 91, to design a XO decanter, which will be made into 150 limited edition units priced at $19,130 each to celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary. Enough said. 

Architect Frank Gehry

Hennessy XO was first created by Maurice Hennessy and cellar master Emile Fillioux in 1870. It caught on. In 1947, Gérald de Geoffre, a member of the Hennessy family, created the current Hennessy XO carafe.  

Remind me, your Highness what is Cognac? Cognac is a brandy named after the village of Cognac in France. Cognac begins life as fermented grape juice that first turns into wine. Bourbon, for example, is a whiskey made from fermented grain. Cheers!  

 

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