Calvados is an astounding 700-page stroll through the history and culture of Normandy and Calvados producers, through orchards and cellars, down to seemingly esoteric details, like what a producer might have scribbled in chalk on a typical barrel. Mr. Neal looks at the multitude of different apples, from sweet to acidic, that might go into a producer s blend. --Eric Asimov, New York Times (Nov. 2, 2011)
About the Author
Charles Neal is author of Armagnac: The Definitive Guide to France's Premier Brandy and has contributed to The International Wine Cellar and The Art of Eating.