Cognac

Cognac

The story of the world's greatest brandy

By: Nicholas Faith

Publication date: August 2016
ISBN-13 (print): 9781908984760
ISBN-13 (e-book): 9781910902349

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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, including a directory of cognac producers and their products that has been updated to include 2015 production.

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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.

Pages: 224
Language: English
Publisher: Infinite Ideas Ltd
Edition: 3
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Nicholas Faith

Nicholas Faith is renowned for the books and hundreds of articles he has written on wines and spirits over the past 30 years. His first book, The Winemasters, won the André Simon award. He also edited the prestigious magazine L’Amateur de Bordeaux. Founder of the International Spirits Challenge, the world’s leading alcoholic spirits competition, Nicholas Faith became in September 2010 the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Bureau National Interprofessional de Cognac.

Review of Cognac

"A well-written, informative page-turner that’s definitely worth the investment.”

--Jancis Robinson

"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."

--CognacExpert.com

"If you’re looking to understand the world of Cognac this is one book worth investing in."

--diffordsguide.com

"A thorough and engaging resource – the essential companion for every cognac enthusiast … not a mere guide, it is the standard to which we should all aspire."

--Brandy Classics