By Kyle Jarrard
-Patricia Wells, writer of The Provence Cookbook
Called the "brandy of the gods" via Victor Hugo, Cognac is a common image of refinement and caliber. within the first entire historical past of this celebrated drink, Kyle Jarrard charts Cognac's start within the 1500s and its transformation into the world's so much coveted brandy. alongside the best way, he unearths how Cognac distillers weathered winery die-offs, the German profession, and different demanding situations over the years-and deals a desirable behind-the-scenes examine Hennessy, Remy-Martin, Courvoisier, Martell, and different mythical brands.
For any Cognac lover, this attention-grabbing booklet will make the right gift.
Kyle Jarrard (Paris, France) is a senior editor on the overseas usher in Tribune and writer of the hugely acclaimed novels Over There and Rolling the Bones.
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Cognac: The Seductive Saga of the World's Most Coveted Spirit by Kyle Jarrard