On 7th April, 2006, the world famous cognac makers Hennessy of France, showcased their six top varietals to a select group of Delhi connoisseurs at the elegant Sky Lounge of the ITC Maurya Sheraton Welcomgroup in New Delhi, where Sommelier India was a special invitee. Altogether there were about 50 people.
Jean Michael Cochet, Head for International Training and Education had flown in to conduct the evening with an audio visual presentation and of course a tasting of the six of the best cognacs, viz., Hennessy VS, VSOP, XO, Hennessy Private Reserve, Hennessy Paradis Extra and their top most brand called Richard Hennessy. Richard Hennessy normally carries a price tag of approximately US Dollars 1400 at duty free shops and comes packaged in a Baccarat crystal decanter.
The objective of the evening was to ‘educate’ people on cognacs and Hennessy in particular and how it can be enjoyed other than as an after dinner drink with a cigar ! Our favourite of course, remains the all time favourite Hennessy XO !