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The World of Cognac—the world’s finest brandy—provides an authoritative account of the history and culture of cognac and how this much-loved spirit is produced and matured. Michelle Brachet explores the reasons for the spirit’s complex character, and reveals its fascinating history with anecdotes dating from the 7th century right up to our modern-day cocktail culture. The author expertly explains how it is made, the people involved, the classification and age; the art of tasting and enjoying it; and, importantly, choosing and storing cognac. A comprehensive list of the many cognac houses is featured providing an informative overview of many of the brands. A selection of cocktails and how to make them. For any cognac lover, aficionado or novice, this fascinating book will make the perfect gift.
About the Author
Michelle Brachet represents Cognac Expert at cognac events in the UK and Europe, is an official BNIC Cognac Educator, and is a regular contributor to the award-winning cognac website, www.cognac-expert.com. She has written cognac articles for lifestyle and drink magazines including Imbibe and Wine in China. Her manuscript, The World of Cognac was awarded the "Best Wine Book for Professionals" at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2014.