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Author Michael Sanders spent two years in the vineyards of southwest France with three families whose destinies are determined each year, every year, by the soil, the weather, and the quality of the grape, and shared with them the hopes of spring, the anguish of summer drought, and the mad rush of the fall harvest. In Families of the Vine, he offers a vivid, heartfelt portrait of these authentic winemakers in a fascinating, intensely human saga of strength, dedication, and savoir faire. Though their wines may differ, they all share a powerful, uncompromising passion for the timeless craft that defines them.
2016 was officially the "year of gin" in the UK, with sales topping GBP1 billion! The brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonic's sidekick, it's sophisticatedly sippable, and adds depth and flavour to any drink. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails from the classic to the cutting edge, and showcase the versatile potential of gin. In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the perfect blend, mix the ultimate martini, and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. From the perfect G&T and updates on classics like the Aviator and the Vesper, to a wide range of herbaceous cocktails, the recipes in this book are fresh, flavourful, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!
60 tantalising tequila and mezcal cocktails Tequila and mezcal are tipped to be the hot spirits of the year, and Tequila Made Me Do It offers everything you need to create 60 tantalising cocktails right at home. Following the best-selling Prosecco Made Me Do It and Gin Made Me Do It, this enchantingly illustrated book will introduce you to the incredible world of agave-based cocktails, and showcase the true potential of spicy tequila and smoky mezcal. From the classic margarita and its hibiscus, Cadillac, and tamarind brethren, to a wide range of smoky, citrusy, and delectable cocktails, such as the Oaxacan Dead and Levitation, the recipes in this book are fun to create - and even more fun to drink! These 60 delicious cocktail recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork by Ruby Taylor, in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends - or yourself!
From California to Maine-check out the greatest US craft breweries! Fifty fascinating states, 50 awesome breweries, and 50+ handcrafted beers-what more could you ask for? In The United States of Craft Beer, beer expert and homebrewer Jess Lebow invites you along on his state-by-state exploration of America's greatest breweries. From Jack's Abby Brewing in Massachusetts to the Maui Brewing Company in Hawaii, this guide teaches you everything you need to know about the people who make the nation's best-tasting beers and the innovative brewing methods that help create the perfect batch. Each intoxicating entry also highlights other popular beers that can be found throughout that state, so that you can sample every delicious sip the United States has to offer. Complete with photos of the beers and breweries, The United States of Craft Beer gives you the lowdown on all things craft beer.
A modern take on fermentation and drink-making from the founders of Fruktstereo
Fascinated by the growing trend in natural wines, Karl and Mikael began to produce their own cider using 100% hand-picked fruit from the farms and villages outside Malmo, Sweden. Their aim is to make modern, natural drinks using only the naturally occurring yeast of the fruit, without any additives or preservatives.
In Cider Revolution, authors Karl and Mikael seek to pass on their passion for cider and inspire others to taste, appreciate, and try their hand at making their own batch from home. As well as passing on the understanding of the cider-making processes, there are recipes for pears, cherries, plums, rhubarb, and berries, and notes on tasting cider, so that it can be appreciated in much the same way as any fine wine.
The days of choosing between a handful of imports and a convenience store six-pack are long gone. The beer landscape in America has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century, as the nation has experienced an explosion in craft beer brewing and consumption. Nowhere is this truer than in Virginia, where more than two hundred independent breweries create beers of an unprecedented variety and serve an increasingly knowledgeable, and thirsty, population of beer enthusiasts. As Lee Graves shows in his definitive new guide to Virginia beer, the Old Dominion's central role in the current beer boom is no accident. Beer was on board when English settlers landed at Jamestown in 1607, and the taste for beer and expertise in brewing have only grown in the generations since. Graves offers an invaluable survey of key breweries throughout the Virginia, profiling the people and the businesses in each region that have made the state a rising star in the industry. The book is extensively illustrated and suggests numerous brewery tours that will point you in the right direction for your statewide beer crawl. From small farm breweries in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains to cavernous facilities in urban rings around the state, Virginians have created a golden age for flavorful beer. This book shows you how to best appreciate it.
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 31st 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 the winery, including a description of its most important labels, and price levels. 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.
The perfect stocking filler for lovers of Whisky. An excellent introduction to the world of Scotch whiskies. It includes the major Scotch whiskies and the distilleries that produce them. The book includes details of the very best of Scottish single malts and deluxe whiskies, covering Speyside (Cardhu, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich) the Highlands and Islands (Blair Athol, Glenmorangie, Talisker), to Islay (Ardbeg, Laphroaig), the Lowlands (Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie) and Campbeltown (Glen Scotia). It is completely up-to-date, including new Scottish distilleries which have yet to bottle spirit or establish a core product. What's more, an introduction exploring the current whisky boom and how distilleries are coping with this surge in demand makes this attractive Little Book a great introduction for anyone looking to learn about whisky.
In this newly-updated comprehensivecguide to Yorkshire brewing, renowned beer writer Simon Jenkins trawls the length and breadth of Britain's biggest (and best) county seeking out the brewers old and new, large and small, which between them have created an astonishing resurgent beer scene. From fiercely traditional brewers producing time-honoured beers in slate Yorkshire squares, to the new-wave craft brewers embracing a dizzying variety of imported hops; from the ancient brewer hemmed in by a tight knot of cobbled streets to the brewery set up in a care home to draw attention to life-limiting genetic conditions - Simon found them all. This entertaining journey around the county lists every brewer Simon could find - more than 200 - and features lots of his favourite beers and some of the best places to drink them.
From timeless classics like the Old-fashioned to inventive new creations such as Grape Escape, this book shows how to create perfectly balanced and delicious drinks for any taste or palate. Cocktails for every mood or occasion - whether that's delectably sweet, sharp and zingy, smooth and creamy or subtle and sophisticated. The very best of classics, modern twists on classics and innovative new mixes compiled by Brian Lucas, the creator of prestigious bars across the globe. With guidance on the correct glasses to use and essential techniques such as infusing, garnishing, twisting, salting, layering, straining, shaking and stirring, you can hone your repertoire to perfection. Intuitive icons make it easy to select cocktails based on strength, while reference lists provide suggestions for any preference.
Get into the party spirit with a masterclass in mixology Swap the drab for the dazzle with this concoction of moreish recipes and nifty tips that will equip you with everything you need to create a delicious array of incredible drinks. This book is the perfect companion for every cocktail lover. Whether you're a budding bartender or a maestro mixologist, this handy guide will teach you everything you need to know to host an unforgettable soiree. In this book, you will find: Delicious and crowd-pleasing cocktail recipes, including the Margarita, Tom Collins, Pina Colada, Negroni and Mai Tai Expert tips, tricks and techniques on blending the perfect drink Essential equipment for stocking the ultimate home bar Ideas and instructions for creating your own party decor Insights into the history and origins of each cocktail Shaken or stirred, flaming or fizzy, let these cocktails make any occasion all the more memorable and marvellous.
Scratch Off UK Breweries Print is the perfect gift for beer lovers. This is the best way to display your travels to each brewery or if you have sampled the beer. The Scratch Off UK Breweries Print shows our selection of independent beer breweries in England/UK. Each one is located with a beer bottle icon. Scratch off the breweries you have tasted a beer from and see how far you get! Once scratched you can look at the beers you are yet to try and travel the country to find them, or simply see what they have at your local shop. This is our list of 75 independant Beer Breweries that we think should be visited or have their beer tasted, not an official guide.
If you've finished your binge-watch and you're looking for your next Game of Thrones fix, Gin of Thrones will bring all the bloody fun of Westeros to your kitchen. You're not likely to sit on the Iron Throne or ride a dragon into battle against a horde of undead wights, but that doesn't mean you can't get into the Westerosi spirit - quite literally! Gin of Thrones is the ultimate cocktail book for Game of Thrones fans. Alongside 50 recipes are eight drinking games - one for each season - that can be played while watching the epic show. What do we say to the god of drink? Yes, please! Cocktails include: * Mother of Dragon (Fruit) * Shaken not Lannistirred * The Drink That Was Promised * Valor Mor-Guinness * Robin Arryn's Milkshake. 'Everything's better with some wine in the belly.' - Tyrion Lannister, the self-proclaimed 'God of Tits and Wine'.
This quirky guide explains the chemistry and botanical history of over 150 plants, trees, flowers and fruits, showing how they form the bases of our favourite cocktails. Amy Stewart offers gardeners growing tips and provides cocktail enthusiasts with 50 drink recipes, as well as a rounded knowledge of the processes and plants which go into popular concoctions.
From Scratch: Brew includes recipes and top tips on everything you need to know to make your own beer from scratch. Making good beer at home is easy, and oh so cheap. From Scratch: Brew takes the novice beer-enthusiast by the hand and talks you through every last step of the process.
The craft beer revolution is upon us. All over the world we're enjoying bottles of American craft, old Belgian, real British ale and exquisite German lager, and you can make it all for yourself. You don't need to go out and buy loads of kit. With a plastic bucket or two, you can make beer as good as any beer in the entire world and customize it to your own tastes.
Extracting from and updating his book Brew, James Morton offers comprehensive sections on how and what you need to get started, bottling and storing, a glossary of key ingredient types, troubleshooting tips and proven beer recipes that result in complex flavors; every taste and skill level is catered for.
From Scratch: Brew isn't like other brewing books. It is for those who have never brewed and want to understand more, for those who have a basic grasp and a few beers under their belt, and it is for those with experience who want inspiration to continue to grow. Text is extracted and updated from Brew: The Foolproof Guide to Making World-Class Beer at Home by James Morton.
In 2019, the Negroni turned 100 years old, and it's more popular than ever. The drink's classic proportions are equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, making it an easy cocktail to order and to make on your own. The Negroni will give readers insight into the drink's origins in Italy (it started as a twist on the Americano), and the tools to make over 20 simple variations from drink experts and bartenders around the world. Here's the Negroni Frappe from the famed bar Dante in New York City; the Negroni Spagliato from Bar Basso in Milan, where the gin is replaced with prosecco; and the author's own version, which goes heavier on the gin and lighter on the vermouth. Included will be details on garnish, bitters, tools, glassware; a section on the importance of the vermouth used; interviews with bartenders from around the world; where to get the best Negroni; and so much more. Beautiful original photography of the drinks along with archival imagery of famous Negroni lovers - like Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles - and vintage liquor ads make this gorgeous book an irresistible gift for anyone who loves to enjoy a Negroni.
There's a whole new world of beer out there to explore, but do you know your Pilsner from your Pale Ale? Tired of your usual tipple and in need of something different? The Pocket Guide to Beer will point your taste buds in new directions. This handy, fun and informative guide takes you on a journey using the BeerTubeMap, a unique flavour map that links beers by taste and style. Covering a huge range from around the world, it includes both traditional and new-wave beers. It also includes specific recommendations for each style, as well as practical tips about buying beer, what to eat with it, and lots more besides. Its straightforward, no-nonsense style makes it a great starter guide for beer newbies whilst providing inspiration for more seasoned drinkers too.
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