WINNER OF GOURMAND COOKBOOK AWARDS – The world’s best drink book
Grappa: Italy Bottled contains all you ever wanted to know about the Italian spirit grappa. The book is the first of its kind, revealing everything there is to know about grappa––the kinds, the production process and the history, all in a prize-awarded book full of beautiful photos by Europe’s #1 grappa expert, Ove Boudin.
Grappa: Italy Bottled is compulsory reading not only for the experienced grappa lover, but for everyone with an interest for Italian wine and cuisine or in love with Italy in general. Grappa, the drink as well as the book, is an essential part of La cucina Italiana and the slow-food-movement––for many a forgotten part, or rather a part still to be discovered.
The Author about grappa: “Real grappa will never be mainstream. Real grappa is human, like life itself. It changes. It is honest and sincere. Sometimes rough and cheeky, often surprising, captivating and breathtaking. Never ingratiating. A proud and self-confident character waiting for you to make the first move.”
Grappa: Italy Bottled is undoubtedly one of the best books out there on grappa. Ove Boudin covers everything from discussing grape varietals, the fermentation and distillation process, to how to taste and appreciate grappa. He even weaves a narrative of his journey to distilleries throughout the grappa producing regions of Italy, and invites the reader to do the same. This artful book is a must for any grappa, brandy, or spirits lover.
Bill Owens, President of the American Distilling Institute
Grappa: Italy Bottled is by far the best and most comprehensive grappa book
currently available in English. The first 75 pages thoroughly explain
grappa production, with appropriate background material on wine and
distillation to put it into context with other spirits. Definitions are
highlighted for those interested in the basics of grappa, and detailed
explanations and illustrations are provided for those of us to like to know
all the tiny technical details. The rest of the book is both a travelogue
and a distillery guide, detailing how Boudin got from place to place (a lot
of wrong turns, it seems) and then what he learned at each distillery when
he arrived. A distillery guide lists addresses for each. Grappa: Italy
Bottled will be useful to both those wanting to understand this spirit in
great detail and to those who want to visit the place where it is made.
Camper English, Publisher of Alcademics.com
“This is a very informative and helpful book on grappa. I am learning much from reading it. The history of distillation, distillation techniques and styles of making grappa are excellent! It is like reading two books. The second part of the book is the author’s trip to the many grappa distilleries, which include boutique distilleries as well as commercial distilleries. It is a good travel log with equally good pictures. I enjoyed reading it!”
“This is the best information on the secretive and sensitive art of distilling that I have found. It has a fair amount of arty stuff, which some poeple will probably like; but it has plenty of well presented REAL information that is very hard to find. Thank you!”
Translation by: Megan Lynch
Price: $7.99 (e-book) & $24.99 (hardcover)
Print ISBN: 978-91-633-1351-6
Flowing ebook ISBN: 978-91-87173-12-7
Fixed layout ISBN: 978-91-87173-17-2