The World of Cognac is a carefully researched study about the history and culture of Cognac - the most revered spirit in the world. Ranging from historical brandy anecdotes dating back to the 7th century all the way up to our modern-day cocktail culture, this is cognac's story. The author explains where cognac originates from, how it's made, the people involved, as well as the classification and age, the art of tasting and most importantly of all, choosing and storing one's cognac. A comprehensive list of cognac houses are featured, providing an informative overview of many of the brands and a selection of their current products.
'Cognac is the best drink in the world. My 72 years of work in cognac have seen enormous progress. The cognac vineyards are now a gigantic garden with exquisite loving care of the vines, with an understanding that everything starts with the land and the plants. Distillation has become a science based upon the terroir, separating the different 'crus' of origin. The long ageing of cognac is respected as a unique way to perfection. The result is for me that today cognac is the best drink in the world.' Max Cointreau, President of Cognac Frapin
'Cognac is not a fashion product. It will not be popular today, then forgotten tomorrow. It's an integral part of the lives of people in many countries, in many social environments.' Jean-Paul Camus, House of Camus
Michelle Brachet is a world award-winning cognac writer, speaker & consultant. The World of Cognac was awarded the 'Best Wine Book for Professionals' at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2014. Michelle is a regular contributor to the award-winning cognac website www.Cognac-Expert.com, represents Cognac Expert at cognac events in the UK and Europe and is an official Cognac Educator for the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac. Michelle writes cognac articles for lifestyle and drink magazines including Imbibe and Wine in China. Michelle also hosts cognac tastings, dinners, masterclasses and training for: consumers, clients in the hospitality industry/drinks business, companies who want to give their staff or key clients a totally new and exciting experience. www.michellebrachet.co.uk