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Brandy: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)

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Made from distilled wine, brandy has a long, noble tradition of refined consumption, but it has also recently experienced a surge in popularity thanks to new cocktail trends. Brandy chronicles the history of this very popular spirit, traveling from medieval alchemists to present-day drink mixologists and exploring brandyand#8217;s production and consumption from the Middle Ages to today.

Delving into brandand#8217;s fascinating story, Becky Sue Epstein reveals that many cultures have contributed to the history of the beverage, from the Dutch calling the drink and#147;burnt wineand#8221; to the Spanish colonials in Peru and California who produced the first brandies in the New World. She also explores the distillation and aging processes, and she discusses the spiritand#8217;s many varieties, including the elegant, amber Cognac and the more overlooked Armagnac. In addition, Epstein offers advice on buying, storing, and serving brandy, while also providing recipes for both classic and new cocktails. Taken neat or mixed in a sidecar, Brandy is a tasty book for both connoisseurs and first-time drinkers to enjoy.

About the Author

Becky Sue Epstein is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, foods, and travel. She is an editor at PalatePress.com, The Tasting Panel, and Intermezzo Magazine and is the author of, among other books, Champagne: A Global History, also published by Reaktion Books. She lives in New England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780233482
Author:
Epstein, Becky Sue
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
Beverages - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Bartending and Liquor
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Reaktion Books - Edible
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color plates, 20 halftones
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.75 x 4.75 in

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