Cognac: A Liquid History

Cognac: A Liquid History

by Salvatore Calabrese
     
 

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It's called the "noble spirit" and "king of brandies"—and who better to explain why than the world expert on cognac and celebrated bartender Salvatore Calabrese. This royal drink is his obsession, and before you're through with these elegantly illustrated, information-filled pages, it will be yours, too. Calabrese introduces you to the leading families and houses

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It's called the "noble spirit" and "king of brandies"—and who better to explain why than the world expert on cognac and celebrated bartender Salvatore Calabrese. This royal drink is his obsession, and before you're through with these elegantly illustrated, information-filled pages, it will be yours, too. Calabrese introduces you to the leading families and houses in the business and, decade by decade, gives the fascinating history of cognac (a delicious tale, with a backdrop of sin and seduction). Here, too, are the personal stories of those in the small area in France who produce the golden liquid, a summary of the distillation process from grape to cask to bottle, tasting notes for a selection of the finest vintages, tips of the trade, and handsome photography. An insightful reflection on a very special liquor.

Author Biography: Salvatore Calabrese is Bar Manager at the prestigious Lanesborough Hotel in London. Well-known throughout the world as an author, cognac expert, and creator of many unique drinks, he is one of only a few experts on vintage cognac. Among the many honors he has received are The Campari Bartender of the Year award; the Chevalerie du Verre Galant, the Chevalier l'Ordre des Côteaux de Champagne, and winner of the Lea & Perrins International Healthy Cocktails Competition. He is currently Vice President of the U.K. Bartender's Guild. His books include the bestseller Classic Cocktails, Classic After-Dinner Cocktails, and Classic Summer Cocktails.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756766269
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
272

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Salvatore Calabreseis Bar Manager at the prestigious Lanesborough Hotel in London. Well known throughout the world as an author, cognac expert, and creator of many unique drinks, he is one of only a few experts on vintage cognac. Among the many honors he has received areThe Campari Bartender of the Yearaward; theChevalerie du Verre Galant, theChevalier l'Ordre des Côteaux de Champagne, and winner of theLea & Perrins International Healthy Cocktails Competition. His books include the bestseller Classic Cocktails, which has sold more than 150,000 copies.



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