Calvados - The Spirit of Normandy by Charles Neal (Elsewhere $60)

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Finally available! Local wine and spirits importer Charles Neal's 700+ page look at one of France's most dynamic brandy-making regions. Hardcover book with beautiful color photos. Eric Asimov of the New York Times calls the book, " astounding 700-page stroll through the history and culture of Normandy and Calvados producers, through orchards and cellars, down to seemingly esoteric details, like what a producer might have scribbled in chalk on a typical barrel." And Jon Bonné of the San Francisco Chronicle calls it, " essential reference on an underappreciated topic."

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/15/2013 | Send Email
This is an incredible book on one of the world’s great spirits as well as being a window on to a way of life that is disappearing. Charles Neal goes into great detail describing the polyculture farming of the Norman Calvados producer and learning about the synergy of it all is enough to make you want to go back to the land. This is a must for the library of any student of wine and spirits!

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