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Cognac: The Illustrated Guide to the History and Taste of Cognac (Mitchell Beazley Drink) Hardcover – July 28, 2006

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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.

Product Details

  • Series: Mitchell Beazley Drink
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: MITCH (July 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840009020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840009026
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,037,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By James Kittock on September 27, 2007
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I recently got "into" cognac and ordered this book to further my understanding of this ambrosial elixir. While not quite what I'd hoped for, the book turned out to be much more interesting than I had expected.

The book starts with an overview of the making of cognac, including information about the geography of the Cognac region and how it influences the quality of the brandies produced in the various sub-region This is followed by a detailed history of the region and the drink. I found Nicholas Faith's writing about the trials and tribulations of Cognac to be to be quite engaging. At the end, there is a short section on the enjoyment of cognac, followed by a listing of cognac houses and very terse comments on their various cognacs (just a few words each).

My only disappointment is that I was hoping for more a "drinker's guide" to Cognac with detailed reviews, something along the lines of the books the late Michael Jackson wrote about beer and whiskey. I'm thinking that Cognac (Mitchell Beazley Drink) might be more what I was looking for, so I'll order it next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Kulisek Jr. on November 9, 2013
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Great history of classic spirit, large focus on history less on manufacture, includes info on legal requirements of French government concerning spirit distillation
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By Tyler Davis on September 2, 2014
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Great Book pertaining to what seems like portions of the History of cognac. Seemed a little lacking. Does a lot to introduce people, companies, rules that have influenced the history of the drink up to this point. Would like to have seen a more comprehensive list of the companies producing the spirit today, as it left out a ton, however I also learned of some new houses so... :). Overall, a worthy purchase for only the cognac enthused.
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