Author Laurence BenaÏm, Illustrated by Aurore De La Morinerie
This connoisseurs’ tribute to the ultimate French brandy celebrates the Cognac region and the centuries-old techniques that Hennessy uses to craft its celebrated liqueur.
Cognac hails from a unique terroir in the Charentes region of France, where the elixir’s blend of tradition and voluptuousness has been rhythmed by the seasons for centuries. This handsome volume with ribbon page marker invites aficionados of fine spirits on a yearlong journey into Hennessy’s realm, guided by lifestyle journalist Laurence Benaïm’s impressions on the singularity of the landscape, the temperament of its vineyards, the transformations that take place within its cellars, and the exceptional know-how at the origin of this amber treasure. The transportive text is illustrated by a dozen evocative watercolors; together they create a keepsake homage to the style and taste that intrinsically define Hennessy cognac.
About The Author
Laurence Benaïm has written many books for Flammarion including Paris: Capital of Guerlain (2022), Fashion and Versailles (2018), and Lancel: Parisian Maison since 1876 (2016), as well as a biography of Yves Saint Laurent. She created the style supplement for Le Monde, contributed to Vogue and Marie Claire, and is an editorial adviser for Le Figaro. Aurore de la Morinerie, an artist and illustrator, has collaborated with internationally renowned brands throughout her career. Her work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions. She regularly contributes to T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the American and British editions of Harper’s Bazaar, Architectural Digest, ELLE France, and Le Monde’s weekly supplement.