The World of Cognac
The World of Cognac is a carefully researched study about the history and culture of Cognac - the most revered spirit in the world. Ranging from historical brandy anecdotes dating back to the 7th century all the way up to our modern-day cocktail culture, this is cognac's story. The author explains where cognac originates from, how it's made, the people involved, as well as the classification and age, the art of tasting and most importantly of all, choosing and storing one's cognac.
A comprehensive list of cognac houses are featured, providing an informative overview of many of the brands and a selection of their current products.
'Cognac is not a fashion product. It will not be popular today, then forgotten tomorrow. It's an integral part of the lives of people in many countries, in many social environments.' Jean-Paul Camus, House of Camus
Reviews for The World of Cognac
If you want to distinguish your Cognac from your Armagnac or any other Eau de Vie, this book is a must. It contains a useful account of the history and production of Cognac, with tips on buying, storage and tasting… Lavishly illustrated and of coffee table size, this book would make a perfect present to anyone with an appreciation of fine spirit.
BASC, Shooting & Conservation Magazine
Michelle Brachet obviously knows her cognac and what a job she’s done. This is a hefty coffee-table book of 300+ pages and covers everything you might want to know about cognac. The World of Cognac is a gorgeous, inspiring and informative book, and it’s little wonder that it began by winning a prize. More will come, I’m sure.
Mike Gerrad, Travel Distilled
Starting with its origins as far back as the seventh century, it includes details on the houses and their brandies; the current cocktail culture and much more. An essential guide for any Cognac lover.
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