Saturday, August 4, 2018

Cognac: The story of the world's greatest brandy (The Classic Wine Library) Paperback – September 22, 2016 by Nicholas Faith (Infinite Ideas Ltd.)

A well-written, informative page-turner that's definitely worth the investment. This book is the most up to date literature that can be found about cognac; the drink and the region, and certainly makes for a 'must read' for anyone who pays homage to the wonder that is eaux-de-vie.

This fully revised third edition of Cognac: The story of the world’s greatest brandy provides an authoritative account of how the much-loved spirit is produced and matured. Nicholas Faith, the world’s leading authority on cognac, explores the reasons for the spirit’s complex character, and reveals its fascinating history. Cognac is an extraordinary and unparalleled collection of insights into the world’s finest brandy.

The first edition of this book, published in 1986, won the Veuve Clicquot award in the US and the Deinhard/Wine Magazine award in Britain. In 2005 the second edition was awarded the André Simon prize, Britain’s premier wines and spirits writing prize. This new edition includes a fully updated directory of the top producers and their brandies – including the author’s tasting notes – and two new sections on tasting and mixing: a selection of cognac cocktails and how to make them, and revelations on the associations made between brandy and food. This completely updated edition of Nicholas Faith’s classic guide, which includes the best products available in 2015, is a thorough and engaging resource – the essential companion for every cognac enthusiast.

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