Cognac (Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library)

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This illuminating study of cognac—written by an internationally recognized expert and leading authority on the subject—explores the fascinating, often dramatic history of this spirit and the world-famous town of its origin. Nicholas Faith tells an extraordinary story of fraud and reveals how it helped provide the foundation for the system of control that now protects its manufacture and sale. He closely examines every aspect of cognac’s increasing prominence in today’s markets, gives detailed profiles of cognac’s key producers, and presents a full account of the intricate production techniques used to make cognac. To top it off, there’s a complete guide to drinking and enjoying the wide range of cognacs available worldwide. 
Nicholas Faith’s first wine book, The Winemasters, was published in 1978 and won the André Simon award. He is the author of Mitchell Beazley’s Classic Wine Library Cognac, which won the Gourmand Best Spirit Book 2004, as well as other well-received works on Champagne and on major Bordeaux châteaux.

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Nicholas Faith's first wine book, The Winemasters was published in 1978 and won the Andre Simon award. He has written other well-received works on Champagne and on major Bordeaux chateaux, including The Winemasters of Bordeaux. He was editorial director of the leading French wine magazine L'Amateur de Bordeaux. He is also the author of Mitchell Beazley's Classic Wine Library Cognac and Australia's Liquid Gold in this same series, and he writes for numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Financial Times. Nicholas lives in London. Craig Easton's philosophy is that a great picture captures a moment and conveys a message. His curiosity about people and the lives they lead started him in his career and his style is defined by work that appears in a number of international publications, including The Independent. 

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"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 On previous editions of Cognac "Combines history, geography, human interest, business, marketing, controversy and of course cognac the drink in an account that is racy, witty and entirely without pomposity." - Judges of the Deinhard/Wine Magazine award "This season's stand out is Cognac ... Faith artfully demonstrates how the history, geography, sociobiology, politics and economics of the town come together." - New York Times "Here, one feels, is a wine journalist who is prepared to probe beneath the surface." - Wine & Spirit "His evocation of the past is as convincing as his judgment on the present." - The Times "An imaginative and well-researched account of cognac ... a jolly good read it certainly is." - The Independent

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