Learning about the authors

I am a big believer in reading between the lines. When you read a fiction book you often can derive the authors personality from his characters.
With computer books this is difficult…
But I would like to know about 7 + 7 = 14
The capital of Vermont and Cognac.

I believe the authors get drunk somewhere in a ski lodge in Vermont… but I can’t piece together how the equation fits in win this picture.