This fully revised third edition of Cognac provides an authoritative account of how the much-loved spirit is produced and matured. Nicholas Faith, the world’s leading authority on cognac, explores the reasons for the spirit’s complex character, and reveals its fascinating history. Cognac is an extraordinary and unparalleled collection of insights into the world’s finest brandy. The first edition of this book, published in 1986, won the Veuve Clicquot award in the US and the Deinhard/Wine Magazine award in Britain. In 2005 the second edition was awarded the André Simon prize, Britain’s premier wines and spirits writing prize. This new edition includes a fully updated directory of the top producers and their cognacs and is a thorough and engaging resource – the essential companion for every cognac enthusiast.