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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.

Beer Country's Beer. Food. Fire. (Paperback): Greg Gilowey, Karl Tessendorf Beer Country's Beer. Food. Fire. (Paperback)
Greg Gilowey, Karl Tessendorf
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book is what happens when two guys spend way too much time obsessing about beer and food around a fire pit. Ride along as brothers-in-law Greg and Karl explore South Africa’s craft beer culture and meet the passionate people behind a few of their favourite beers.

Then braai your way through a collection of ridiculously tasty recipes and discover the world of food and beer pairing. Learn new ways to use beer and beer ingredients in your cooking and do it all with a cold brew in hand. This is Beer Country’s Beer. Food. Fire.

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.

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.

South African Wine Index - The Definitive Fine Wine Guide (Paperback): Izak Smit South African Wine Index - The Definitive Fine Wine Guide (Paperback)
Izak Smit
R165 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R26 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

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 2017 (Paperback): Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2017 (Paperback)
Gambero Rosso
R655 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R107 (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.

The Little Book Of Tequila - Slammed To Perfection (Hardcover): Orange Hippo! The Little Book Of Tequila - Slammed To Perfection (Hardcover)
Orange Hippo!
R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A celebration of all that is neat about tequila.

Following hot on the heels of whisky, vodka and gin, tequila has become the latest spirit to be revolutionised, gentrified, and beautified in the last ten years. Every day a new small-batch, craft, artisan, tequila brand opens its doors to a loyal and thirsty following of blue agave lovers desperate to get their hands on this nectar of the Aztec gods.

The days of slammin' and shootin' shots with a lick of salt and a suck of lemon have passed, and replaced by a definitive twenty-first century glow-up, swapping shot glasses for champagne flutes. Indeed, there is a lot more to tequila than meets the eye, and The Little Book of Tequila has researched itself into sweet oblivion to give its readers more than an eyeful of this mysterious and delicious spirit.

SAMPLE QUOTE
'A little tequila, sunshine and tacos never hurt anybody' Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey), Dallas Buyers Club, 2013, as seen on IMDB.com.

SAMPLE FACT
Like fine French wine and fizz, in order for tequila to be made and sold as tequila, it can only be produced in five regions in Mexico: Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, Tamaulipas, and Jalisco. The latter, Jalisco, is far and away the largest producer of this blue agave nectar.

SAMPLE FACT
In 2019, the United States bought more than 240,000,000 bottles of tequila, approximately 80 per cent of the world's total supply. The top five states that consumed the most tequila were, you guessed it, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, California, and Maryland.

Pappyland - A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last (Hardcover): Wright Thompson Pappyland - A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last (Hardcover)
Wright Thompson
R531 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R95 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Cocktail Seminars (Hardcover): Brian D Hoefling The Cocktail Seminars (Hardcover)
Brian D Hoefling
R463 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R66 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

As a senior at Yale, Brian Hoefling realised that his classmates were about to enter the real world with an imperfect knowledge of how to order, prepare, and enjoy cocktails. To remedy this dangerous deficiency, he devised and taught The Cocktail Seminars. In his subsequent career as a cocktail teacher and writer, Hoefling has developed and refined The Cocktail Seminars into the present book. Each of the six seminars herein (from beginner to advanced) covers 25 different drinks, which are arranged so as to progressively introduce the ingredients of mixology, as well as its history and its core principles-souring, bittering, sweetening, aromatising, drying, lengthening, and mouthfeel. Problem sets and exams challenge readers to apply what they've learned to the creation of new and variant drinks. Those who are less serious about their cocktail education may also consult The Cocktail Seminars for drink recipes as needed, or display it as a handsome accessory on their bar cart-but they are only robbing themselves of a brighter future through the gift of education. The Cocktail Seminars is handsomely bound in vegan leather and furnished with all the charts and photographs one would expect from a proper textbook. It will make an excellent gift for all but teetotalers.

Platter's 2021 South African Wine Guide (Hardcover): Platter's 2021 South African Wine Guide (Hardcover)
R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This 41st edition of the authoritative South African wine guide features 211 Five Star wines out of over 8,000 wines reviewed. Platter's features descriptions of over 900 producers across the vibrant wine regions of South Africa and also offers the 100-point equivalents for the familiar star ratings, as well as useful information for learning about and travelling in these beautiful wine lands. The guide's independent ratings and reviews are the result of a best-of-both-worlds system of sighted and blind tastings.

Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock
R391 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

From its roots in ancient Greek herbal medicine, the popular spirit we now know as gin was established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century as a juniper-infused tincture to cure fevers. It gained notoriety during the London 'gin craze' in the eighteenth century before enjoying a recent resurgence and a profusion of new botanical flavourings. Garnished with sumptuous illustrations depicting the plants that tell the story of this complex and iconic drink, this enticing book delves into the botany of gin from root to branch. A diverse assortment of aromatic plants from around the world have been used in the production of gin over the course of several centuries. Each combination of botanicals yields a unique flavour profile that equates to more than the sum of its parts. Understanding the different types of formulation, and the main groups of plants used therein, is central to appreciating the drink's complexities and subtleties. As this book's extraordinary range of featured ingredients shows, gin is a quintessentially botanical beverage with a rich history like no other.

Mashies and Mash Tuns (Hardcover): Andrew Brown Mashies and Mash Tuns (Hardcover)
Andrew Brown
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Botanical Cocktails - Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients (Hardcover): Amy Zavatto Botanical Cocktails - Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients (Hardcover)
Amy Zavatto
R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Craft delicious wild cocktails from foraged and grown ingredients The art of foraged, or 'wild', cocktails is a growing phenomenon all over the world - from the pop-up bars of London to the farmers' markets and speakeasies of New York City. Forager's Cocktails is one of the very first books on the market to capture this growing mixology movement - in a beautiful hardback gift format! Full of lavish full-colour photographs, delicious recipes, and beautiful prose by cocktail expert Amy Zavatto, this inspirational guide to imbibing the great outdoors is a delightful treat for all cocktail drinkers and amateur bartenders. This gorgeous book features 40 incredible recipes divided by season, as well as tips on how best to grow and forage the tastiest ingredients, from berries to herbs, chilis to veggies, flowers to fruit, as well as seasonal suggestions and tips on preserving and storing. Botanical Cocktails is a delicious toolkit for getting the most from gardens, common spaces, and hedgerows and crafting delectable, one-of-a-kind cocktails.

Of peats and putts - A whisky and golf tour of Scotland (Hardcover): Andrew Brown Of peats and putts - A whisky and golf tour of Scotland (Hardcover)
Andrew Brown
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Beer and Veg - Combining Great Craft Beer with Vegetarian and Vegan Food (Hardcover): Mark Dredge Beer and Veg - Combining Great Craft Beer with Vegetarian and Vegan Food (Hardcover)
Mark Dredge
R489 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R132 (27%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Beer and Veg has everything you need to enjoy great craft beer with vegetarian and vegan food, including the best suggestions for how to perfectly pair your beer to whatever dish you're eating, as well as 80 recipes which use beer as an ingredient. The introduction covers how to approach beer with vegetarian/vegan food; then there are tips and tricks on matching beer and food; how to cook with beer in veg/vegan dishes; an extended section of different beer styles and foods to enjoy with them; and then a selection of 80 great recipes using beer as an ingredient. The suggestions made in the book will cover beers from around the world, plus many common and popular dishes. The recipes are a mix of vegetarian and vegan, with vegan options available for most dishes. Having switched to a vegetarian and vegan diet himself in the last two years, author and award-winning beer writer Mark Dredge is the perfect person to help you merge the worlds of craft beer and plant-based food.

Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England - From Flips & Rattle-Skulls to Switchel & Spruce Beer (Paperback): Corin Hirsch Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England - From Flips & Rattle-Skulls to Switchel & Spruce Beer (Paperback)
Corin Hirsch
R384 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Colonial New England was awash in ales, beers, wines, cider and spirits. Everyone from teenage farmworkers to our founding fathers imbibed heartily and often. Tipples at breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner were the norm, and low-alcohol hard cider was sometimes even a part of children's lives. This burgeoning cocktail culture reflected the New World's abundance of raw materials: apples, sugar and molasses, wild berries and hops. This plentiful drinking sustained a slew of smoky taverns and inns--watering holes that became vital meeting places and the nexuses of unrest as the Revolution brewed. New England food and drinks writer Corin Hirsch explores the origins and taste of the favorite potations of early Americans and offers some modern-day recipes to revive them today.

The Oxford Companion to Wine (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Jancis Robinson The Oxford Companion to Wine (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Jancis Robinson; Edited by (associates) Julia Harding 1
R1,270 R914 Discovery Miles 9 140 Save R356 (28%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. More than 180 esteemed contributors (including 58 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present 300 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts-notably historical, cultural, and scientific-and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.

How to Drink - A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing (Hardcover): Vincent Obsopoeus How to Drink - A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing (Hardcover)
Vincent Obsopoeus; Translated by Michael Fontaine; Commentary by Michael Fontaine; Edited by Michael Fontaine
R344 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A spirited new translation of a forgotten classic, shot through with timeless wisdom Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498-1539) thought so. In the winelands of sixteenth-century Germany, he witnessed the birth of a poisonous new culture of bingeing, hazing, peer pressure, and competitive drinking. Alarmed, and inspired by the Roman poet Ovid's Art of Love, he wrote The Art of Drinking (De Arte Bibendi) (1536), a how-to manual for drinking with pleasure and discrimination. In How to Drink, Michael Fontaine offers the first proper English translation of Obsopoeus's text, rendering his poetry into spirited, contemporary prose and uncorking a forgotten classic that will appeal to drinkers of all kinds and (legal) ages. Arguing that moderation, not abstinence, is the key to lasting sobriety, and that drinking can be a virtue if it is done with rules and limits, Obsopoeus teaches us how to manage our drinking, how to win friends at social gatherings, and how to give a proper toast. But he also says that drinking to excess on occasion is okay-and he even tells us how to win drinking games, citing extensive personal experience. Complete with the original Latin on facing pages, this sparkling work is as intoxicating today as when it was first published.

ROSE MADE ME DO IT - 60 Perfectly Pink Punches and Cocktails (Hardcover): Colleen Graham ROSE MADE ME DO IT - 60 Perfectly Pink Punches and Cocktails (Hardcover)
Colleen Graham; Illustrated by Ruby Taylor 1
R268 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R58 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

See the world through rose-coloured glasses with this this, the latest cocktail recipe book in the phenomenally successful MADE ME DO IT series. Rose has become the drink of choice for many, and sales are booming - thanks in no small part to its Instagram-able pink hue as wells as its sweet and refreshing taste. Rose wine makes an ideal base for cocktails. It blends perfectly with the bitter notes of Campari for a delicious twist on the Negroni, and is equally at home with sweet creme de cassis for a Kir Blush. This beautifully illustrated book shows off the versatility of this popular wine to create a host of sophisticated and easy-to-drink cocktails. In Rose Made Me Do It, writer, mixologist and cocktail consultant Colleen Graham explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type of wine, which spirits and mixers blend well and how to create crisp cocktails for every occasion. Featuring 60 wine cocktails and punches from around the world - including everything from sangrias to spritzes and bellinis to martinis, and the icey genius of Frose (frozen rose) - this book invites you to drink pink. Rose all day - yes way!

SA Wine Industry Directory 2020 (Paperback, 22nd ed): SA Wine Industry Directory 2020 (Paperback, 22nd ed)
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021 - Rest of World Edition (Paperback): Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021 - Rest of World Edition (Paperback)
R382 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R65 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Whiskypedia - A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky (Paperback, New Edition): Charles Maclean Whiskypedia - A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky (Paperback, New Edition)
Charles Maclean 1
R403 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R80 (20%) In stock

Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by science. Whiskypedia explores these influences. Introductory sections provide an historical overview, and an explanation of the contribution made by each stage of the production process. Each entry provides a brief account of the distillery's history and curiosities, lists the bottlings which are currently available, details how the whisky is made, and explores the flavour and character of each make. Charles MacLean has spent thirty years researching, writing and lecturing about Scotch whisky. Whiskypedia is the result of deep immersion in its subject. It will guide, entertain and inform novices and experts alike.

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