This study of cognac - written by an internationally recognized expert and leading authority on the subject - deals with the history of this spirit and the story behind the world-famous town of its origin. Nicholas Faith explores every aspect of cognac's increasing prominence in today's markets, unfolding the extraordinary story of fraud and how it contributed in providing the foundation for the system of control that now protects its manufacture and sale. Also featured in the book are detailed profiles of cognac's key producers, a full account of the intricate production techniques used to make cognac, and a guide to drinking and enjoying the wide range of cognac makes and styles that are available around the world.
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About the Author
Nicholas Faith is one of the best-known financial journalists inBritain.His first wine book, TheWinemasters was published in 1978and won the André Simon award.He has written other well-receivedworks on Champagne and on major Bordeaux châteaux, including TheWinemasters of Bordeaux.He was editorial director of the leading Frenchwine magazine L'Amateur de Bordeaux.His book on Cognac was awardedprizes in both Britain and the United States and is recognized as thestandard work on the subject.He writes for numerous magazines andnewspapers, including the Financial Times.He lives in London.