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The Colour Of Wine - Tasting Change (Paperback): Harriet Perlman The Colour Of Wine - Tasting Change (Paperback)
Harriet Perlman; Photographs by Mark Lewis
R450 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R64 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Colour of Wine isn’t just another book about picturesque Cape vineyards. Instead, it tells the remarkable story of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy through the personal journeys of black winemakers. Woven through their stories are interviews with wine producers and politicians, chefs and sommeliers, connoisseurs and teachers, drinkers and tasters.

The book, twinned with the documentary film The Colour of Wine (included on DVD), explores the turbulent history of winemaking in South Africa, and the varied careers the industry has to offer. Wine doyen John Platter offers insights into where South African wine is now, and where the industry needs to go. You’ll also discover a rich array of local recipes that complement South African wines.

The Colour of Wine gives a taste of the changing world of South African wine.

Modern Wineries Of South Africa (Hardcover): Craig Fraser Modern Wineries Of South Africa (Hardcover)
Craig Fraser
R450 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R64 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This title presents a fascinating array of wineries focussing primarily on their architectural approach and photographed in the context of the awe inspiring backdrop of the winelands of the Western Cape in South Africa. In 2002 there were 202 wineries in SA in 2010 there are 585 farms producing wine, the industry is mushrooming. Wine making techniques change and technology evolves and with the introduction of new capital into this industry people are doing everything they can to capture a niche in the highly competitive

My Kind Of Wine (Hardcover): John Platter My Kind Of Wine (Hardcover)
John Platter
R325 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R46 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

John Platter returns! With the same simple approach to wine which made him a household name in South Africa, he tells the stories of wines and winemakers; taste the wines himself; writes about them in language everyone can understand. Today’s winelands are another country. Young revolutionaries are leading a charge. Old campaigners are rising to the challenge. New areas, new varieties are being explored, ancient vineyards revived. Never has the wine scene been so exciting, so ready for this new book by an old hand. A writer who has also grown and made wine himself. This is not another Platter wine guide. It is not a list of the ‘best’ wines blind-tasted and scored by a panel. It is no more, no less, than John Platter’s purely personal picks of the wines he enjoys drinking. And why. It is completely different from any other wine book on the market. The stunning images are by photographer Clinton Friedman.

Love Your Wine - Get To Grips With What You're Drinking (Paperback): Cathy Marston Love Your Wine - Get To Grips With What You're Drinking (Paperback)
Cathy Marston 4
R110 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R15 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

  • Ever felt patronised by a waiter because of your wine choice?
  • Been on the sharp end of comments about your taste in wine: “Pink wine, really?”
  • Had your pronunciation of wine terms corrected?
  • Confused about whether it’s OK to drink red wine with pasta?
  • Had that uncomfortable feeling you’ve been conned into paying too much for a bottle of wine in a restaurant?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you need to read this book.

Cathy Marston takes you on a wine appreciation journey from easy drinking sweets, through the popular sauvignon blancs (sew-vin-yon blonks), bubblies, dessert wines and on to the fuller reds, with the sole aim of giving you confidence in your wine choices. The confidence to enjoy drinking wine; to see it as a pleasure, not a potential source of embarrassment; and above all, to help you become confidently curious about trying something new.

Because the real secret of wine success is that the more you drink, the more you know. Admittedly, the less you probably remember, but hey – you can’t have everything.

Beer Safari - A Journey Through The Craft Breweries of South Africa (Paperback): Lucy Corne Beer Safari - A Journey Through The Craft Breweries of South Africa (Paperback)
Lucy Corne
R179 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R26 (15%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Following the success of African Brew, the first ever book to showcase the South African craft beer scene, beer-centric author Lucy Corne is back with a second homage to hops and grain. Beer Safari takes readers on a journey through the microbreweries of South Africa, stopping to chat to each brewer along the way.

The book is laid out geographically to assist the reader in planning his or her own beer safari. Look out for the 'Big Five Pints' – the author’s pick of the very best South African craft beers. There is also space for beer aficionados to scribble their own tasting notes alongside each brewery’s beer menu.

Beer Safari is the only South African beer book whose author has, in person, visited every one of the 100-plus breweries to get the brewers’ stories, photograph their often quirky brewing setups and of course, to taste their beers. Peppered between the inspiring tales of passionate brewers, are snippets of essential beer knowledge – ideal for the 'beerginner' – alongside checklists that will appeal to newbie beer drinkers and veterans alike. Whether readers are looking for family-friendly beery weekends away, the cutest brewpubs with the finest views or a list of where to go for South Africa’s hoppiest ales, Beer Safari is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide.

The directory showcases everything needed to continue the beer journey – for those who prefer to enjoy other people’s wares, there are recommendations for liquor stores and bars offering a supreme selection of beer. Those who yearn to brew their own will find information on homebrewing stores, courses and clubs throughout the country. Written in Corne’s signature light-hearted style, and with a fresh, vibrant design, Beer Safari perfectly captures the exciting and unpretentious nature that characterises the South African craft beer scene.

South African Wine Index - The Definitive Fine Wine Guide (Paperback): Izak Smit South African Wine Index - The Definitive Fine Wine Guide (Paperback)
Izak Smit
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Ships in 1 working day

Izak Smit is the acclaimed co-author of the book ‘South African Wines – Terroir & Travel, which won the Gourmand Award for the best book in the world in its category twice; the original publication as well as with the update.

A Maters graduate, Izak has spent the last 25 years as advisor to the wine sector and completed academic studies in wine whilst making wine on the sideline. He is currently driving the South African Wine Index, a multi-vintage wine adjudication system application to identify South Africa’s best wines.

Italian Wines 2022 (Paperback): Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2022 (Paperback)
Gambero Rosso
R701 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R116 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the entire country to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. More than 2,500 producers have been selected. Each entry brings together useful information about the winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. The guide is an essential tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2022 - Rest of World Edition (Paperback): Jim Murray Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2022 - Rest of World Edition (Paperback)
Jim Murray
R390 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Wineries Of The Cape - The Independent Guide To Touring The Winelands (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Lindsaye McGregor, Erica... Wineries Of The Cape - The Independent Guide To Touring The Winelands (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Lindsaye McGregor, Erica Bartholomae
R285 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From historic gabled manor houses to contemporary wineries, quirky family-run farms to iconic estates, country picnics to world-class fine dining restaurants, this 3rd edition of Wineries Of The Cape profiles 58 of the very best visitor experiences in the winelands.

All are within easy reach of Cape Town, and a top-notch wine selection is at the core of each of the wineries chosen for inclusion in the book.

The Art of Mixology (Hardcover): Cottage Door Press The Art of Mixology (Hardcover)
Cottage Door Press
R292 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R49 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Cocktails have an unwavering, timeless style, so become a purveyor of fine drinking with this collection of classic and contemporary recipes. The Art Of Mixology offers a stunning anthology of cocktail recipes to make at home. You'll find an informative introduction packed with all the essential knowledge any experienced or novice mixologist could ever need. Illustrated, hardback book featuring 200 recipes for classic cocktails and curious concoctions to suit every occasion The drinks are grouped by spirits featuring Gin & Vodka; Rum, Whiskies & Brandy; Bubbles (both naughty and nice); Something Different and MocktailsCocktails range from a Singapore Sling, a Buck's Fizz, and a Cosmopolitan to a Highland Fling, a Brandy Julep, and a Baby Bellini. All recipes are simply written, even novice cocktail makers are guaranteed a perfect result every timeAn indispensable book for the budding mixologistExplore the art of mixology with this stylish guide

Italian Wines 2017 (Paperback): Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2017 (Paperback)
Gambero Rosso
R677 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R105 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 30th edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the entire country to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about a winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. This guide acts as an essential reference tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.

Cider Country - How an Ancient Craft Became a Way of Life (Hardcover): James Crowden Cider Country - How an Ancient Craft Became a Way of Life (Hardcover)
James Crowden
R480 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R96 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'James Crowden is Britain's best cider writer ... Cider Country is the book we've all been waiting for.' Oz Clarke Join James Crowden as he embarks on a journey to distil the ancient origins of cider, uncovering a rich culture and philosophy that has united farmer, maker and drinker for millennia. Cidermaking has been at the heart of country life for hundreds of years. But the fascinating story of how this drink came into existence and why it became so deeply rooted in the nation's psyche has never been told. In order to answer these questions, James Crowden traces an elusive history stretching back to the ancient, myth-infused civilisations of the Mediterranean and the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan. Meeting cider experts, farmers and historians, he unearths the surprising story of an apple that travelled from east to west and proved irresistible to everyone who tasted it. Upon its arrival in Britain, monks, pirates and politicians formed a pioneering and evangelical fan base, all seeking the company of a drink that might guide them through uncertain times. But the nation's love-affair with cider didn't fully blossom until after the reformation, when the thirst for knowledge about the drink was at its peak. This infatuation with experimentation would lead to remarkable innovations and the creation of a 'sparkling cider', a technique that pre-dated Dom Perignon's champagne by forty years. Turning to the present day, Crowden meets the next generation of cider makers and unearths a unique philosophy that has been shared through the ages. In the face of real challenges, these enterprising cider makers are still finding new ways to produce this golden drink that is enjoyed by so many. Spanning centuries and continents, Cider Country tells the story of our country through the culture, craft and consumption of our most iconic rural drink.

Anthologin (Hardcover): Samuele Ambrosi, Maurizio Maestrelli Anthologin (Hardcover)
Samuele Ambrosi, Maurizio Maestrelli
R732 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R116 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Anthologin is the product of a fortuitous encounter that brought together Samuele Ambrosi, an internationally renowned, multi-award-winning barman with a stellar resume, Maurizio Maestrelli, esteemed journalist and author of several books on beer and spirits, and Serena Conti, fine illustrator and designer whose collaborations have extended far beyond Italy's borders. It tells the fascinating story of gin, that most popular of spirits whose long, seductive history transcends aromas and flavour, technical traits and production systems. It's a story brimming with fascinating anecdotes on gin's origins and evolution, political and economic influences, and episodes involving famous figures. And it is this "behind the scenes" knowledge that renders every sip of gin so special, realisations that help us better appreciate the rebirth of mixology and the revived interest in gin. Today you hold the definitive gin guide in your hands.

The Beer Bible: Second Edition (Paperback, Second Edition): Jeff Alworth The Beer Bible: Second Edition (Paperback, Second Edition)
Jeff Alworth
R529 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The MicroBrewers' Handbook (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Tim Hampson The MicroBrewers' Handbook (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Tim Hampson
R346 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Whiskey Cocktails - 40 Recipes for Old Fashioneds, Sours, Manhattans, Juleps and More (Hardcover): Jesse Estes Whiskey Cocktails - 40 Recipes for Old Fashioneds, Sours, Manhattans, Juleps and More (Hardcover)
Jesse Estes
R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Shake, stir and mix your way to whisky and bourbon connoisseur status with award-winning bartender Jesse Estes as he demonstrates how to tame these fiery spirits in 40 delicious cocktail recipes. Today, many popular classic whisk(e)y cocktails tend to be bourbon-based (such as the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Mint Julep, Whiskey Sour, etc), but there are some great Scotch and Irish drinks too (Blue Blazer, Morning Glory Fizz) to enjoy too. First master the classic cocktails, then learn new creative variations that are bound to impress. Whether you prefer an American bourbon with notes of caramel, a spicy rye, a classic sturdy Scotch, or a distinctly innovative Japanese Nikka, this exciting cocktail recipe selection includes a wide range of whiskies from around the world. This is the perfect book for any dedicated whisky-lover or keen home bartender to add to their collection.

Fever-Tree Easy Mixing - More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails (Hardcover): Fever-Tree Limited Fever-Tree Easy Mixing - More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails (Hardcover)
Fever-Tree Limited
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

*** 'Thanks, Fever-Tree for de-mystifying the whole mixing business and making us all Cocktail Masters. There's no excuse now: here's the secret to great, refreshing, stylish serves first time, every time!' Ian Buxton, author Gin: The Ultimate Companion. From the world's leading premium mixer brand, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing: More than 150 Quick and Delicious Mixed Drinks and Cocktails, is Fever-Tree's follow up to the bestselling Art of Mixing. With clever variations on the classic gin and tonic to a selection of spritzes, mules and mojitos, to some nifty no-and-low alcohol alternatives and a handful of pitchers for when the party really gets started, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing celebrates how easy it is for anyone to enjoy quick and delicious drinks at home.

The New Craft Beer World - Celebrating Over 400 Delicious Beers (Hardcover, Second edition): Mark Dredge The New Craft Beer World - Celebrating Over 400 Delicious Beers (Hardcover, Second edition)
Mark Dredge
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The New Craft Beer World cracks open over 400 of the finest, most innovative brews on the planet, making it a must-have for any beer lover. With more amazing beers available than ever before, it's hard to know which ones to choose. That's where The New Craft Beer World comes in. Gathering together over 400 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style - whether it's an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts - along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting edge versions that are certain to become instant favourites. So whether you're looking for bitter beers or balanced flavours, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering everything from the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer through to matching beer with food and how to serve your drinks.

The Cultivation of American Grape Vines, and Making of Wine (Paperback): Alden Jermain Spooner The Cultivation of American Grape Vines, and Making of Wine (Paperback)
Alden Jermain Spooner
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Grape Culture, Wines, and Wine-Making - With Notes Upon Agriculture and Horti-Culture (Paperback): Agoston Haraszthy Grape Culture, Wines, and Wine-Making - With Notes Upon Agriculture and Horti-Culture (Paperback)
Agoston Haraszthy
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Mashies and Mash Tuns (Hardcover): Andrew Brown Mashies and Mash Tuns (Hardcover)
Andrew Brown
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Chilling Cocktails - Classic Cocktails with a Horrifying Twist (Hardcover): Jason Ward Chilling Cocktails - Classic Cocktails with a Horrifying Twist (Hardcover)
Jason Ward
R233 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Did Silence of the Lambs leave you reaching for a smooth bottle of dry red wine? After reading The Shining did you have an unaccountable urge to sip a red rum concoction? And did Bram Stoker's Dracula induce a craving for... well, perhaps the less said about that the better. If so, fear not - you are not alone! Chilling Cocktails is a creepy compendium of 50 drinks inspired by the most frightening horror stories ever written. Each delicious recipe is accompanied by dark and compelling facts and anecdotes about the inspiring story, certain to get you in the mood for a cool refreshment. What's more, if you can keep your appetite after reading the grisly details, a selection of complementary snack ideas are also sprinkled throughout. Try pairing 'Dracula's Kiss' with some 'Night of the Living Dead Cheddar Bites'. Or 'Carrie's Prom Punch' with 'Paranormal eggtivity Deviled Eggs'. The perfect gift for the horror and booze fan in your life, Chilling Cocktails is all you need to get the party started for your next horror movie night or Halloween party - just make sure the doors and windows are locked first!

A Year in Beer (Paperback): Jonny Garrett A Year in Beer (Paperback)
Jonny Garrett
R436 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R45 (10%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

We live in a worldwide boom-time for beer, but the amount of different styles to discover may feel overwhelming to new beer drinkers. The beers we're in the mood for often change with the weather, seasonal activities, or the holiday calendar. Starting in the summer, then moving on to autumn, winter, and spring, each chapter of A Year in Beer: Styles for Every Season will introduce the beer styles from around the world that best suit that season.

The Rydon Guide to English Sparkling Wine (Hardcover): Rydon Publishing The Rydon Guide to English Sparkling Wine (Hardcover)
Rydon Publishing; Edited by Rydon Publishing
R535 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The first complete guide to English Sparkling Wine. Endorsed by the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). This book covers everything there is to know about English Sparkling Wine and is the perfect companion for the connoisseur and amateur alike; explaining the background to winemaking in the UK, detailed guides to vineyards large and small, all the award-winning wines from each vineyard and the stories behind Britain's leading winemakers, plus a complete directory of English sparkling wine vineyards in the United Kingdom. The Rydon Guide to English Sparkling Wine is the complete guide to English Sparkling Wine. Beautifully designed and photographed and with exclusive input from award-winning vineyards across the country including: CASTLEWOOD a boutique vineyard nestled beneath the ancient hill fort of Musbury Castle, RIDGEVIEW and NYETIMBER leading the explosion of award-winning English sparkling wines produced across their sites in the South Downs, SHARPHAM from its stunning site in the South Hams in Devon, the LECKFORD ESTATE including the Waitrose Farm championing the best of British produce, COATES & SEELY served in royal palaces and Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, and new producers such as celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE from the vineyard at the historic Grade II listed Georgian LYMPSTONE MANOR overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary.

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2022 - The Facts, the People, the News, the Stories (Paperback): Ingvar Ronde Malt Whisky Yearbook 2022 - The Facts, the People, the News, the Stories (Paperback)
Ingvar Ronde
R392 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Whisky enthusiasts all over the world look forward to the Malt Whisky Yearbook every autumn. This 17th edition is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information on more than 400 whisky distilleries from all over the world. Distinguished whisky experts contribute with new features written exclusively for this new edition along with details of hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. The Independent Bottlers chapter gives you all the details about the worlds most successful blenders and bottlers complete with tasting notes. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics is also included. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2022 includes more than 250 tasting notes describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Japan. Finally, with more than 500 colour photographs, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2022 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.

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