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This latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series supplies the connoisseurs' scoop on the finest spirits from the Scottish highlands to the exotic new whiskies emanating from Japan and the evolving world of American micro-distilleries. The book also covers bourbons and ryes, making this the go-to volume for the serious whisky connoisseur as well as the passionate beginner. This essential guide represents the collective, subjective wisdom of an international team of critics who winnow the world of spirits down to the must-try whiskies--from high-quality, mass-produced brands to small-batch specialty bourbons from micro-distilleries. Each entry includes critical tasting notes, a history of the distillery, and temperature recommendations. From grain to glass, everything important is covered--including storing and serving whiskies, making whisky cocktails, and pairing whisky with food--making this the most important illustrated exploration of whisky published in years.
If you love Holly Martin, Sarah Morgan and Jill Shalvis, you'll love Jaci Burton! What readers are saying about The Best Man Plan! 'A lovely fun read full of extremely likeable characters who make the book an absolute joy to read' 'I loved every minute of it and didn't want it to end' 'A sweet and hot friends-to-lovers story. I can't wait to see the next story' Don't miss The Engagement Arrangement - out now! Readers say it's 'a lovely summer read'! 'Always sexy, romantic and charming' Jill Shalvis 'The characters leap off the page and the romance sparkles' Romantic Times New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton kicks off her dreamy new Boots and Bouquets series with a sweep-you-off-your-feet friends-to-lovers romance. Three days before Erin Bellini's wedding, her fiance breaks up with her...in an email. Hurt and embarrassed, she turns to veterinarian Jason Callum, who's both the best man and the hottest guy she knows. But Jason wants a lot more than just a one-night stand with the woman he's cared about for years. He's intent on taking things slow, determined to show Erin what real love can look like. Suddenly Erin finds herself with feelings she never planned on having again - she just isn't sure she can trust her instincts. After all, she made a terrible choice with her ex-fiance. But Jason intends to convince her that he's the best man for her, and that what they have together is a true love that will last forever... Want more fun romance? Look out for more cowboys and weddings in the Boots and Bouquets series and check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames. Or, to turn up the heat, look out for Jaci's sizzling Brotherhood by Fire and Play-By-Play series which began with The Perfect Play.
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Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter's day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud burst it spells devastation. For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love affair with wine and France has taken them through financial and physical struggle to create their organic vineyard, it could spell the end. Until they receive an unexpected call that could save their skins... This book is about life, love and taking risks, while transforming a piece of land into a flourishing vineyard and making a new life in France.
Ten years after the publication of the highly acclaimed, award-winning "Cote D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy", the "Bible of Burgundy," Clive Coates now offers this thoroughly revised and updated sequel. This long-awaited work details all the major vintages from 2006 back to 1959 and includes thousands of recent tasting notes of the top wines. All-new chapters on Chablis and Cote Chalonnaise replace the previous volume's domaine profiles. Coates, a Master of Wine who has spent much of the last thirty years in Burgundy, considers it to be the most exciting, complex, and intractable wine region in the world, and the one most likely to yield fine wines of elegance and finesse. This book is an indispensable guide for amateur and professional alike by one of the world's leading wine experts, writing with his habitual expertise, lucidity, and unequaled firsthand knowledge.
Taste real magic. Drawing on her eclectic craft, harnessing influences from Wiccan and rootwork practices, Anais Alexandre shares a collection of delicious potions for the modern witch. From potent cocktails, to restorative elixirs and captivating brews, this book of drinkable spells offers the powers of time-honoured wisdom in truly delectable form. Each potion is accompanied by a simple ritual to supercharge its effectiveness, whether as a solitary witch or with your coven. Sip on a subtle love potion, draw monetary fortune your way with a lucky prosperi-tea, or spread friendship vibes with a warming party punch; as the wheel of the year turns, discover your own craft through the magic of mixology.
In these fascinating interviews, winemakers from the United States and abroad clarify the complex process of converting grapes into wine, with more than forty vintners candidly discussing how a combination of talent, passion, and experience shape the outcome of their individual wines. Each winemaker details their personal approach to the various steps required to convert grapes into wine. Natalie Berkowitz speaks to winemakers from different backgrounds who work in diverse wine-producing regions, including Chile, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and the United States. They talk about familiar and unfamiliar grape varietals, their struggles with local terroirs, and the vagaries of Mother Nature. Some represent small family wineries with limited production while others work for corporations producing hundreds of thousands of bottles. Each individual offers rare insight into how new technologies are revolutionizing historic winemaking practices. The interviews are supplemented with personal recipes and maps of winemaking regions. An aroma wheel captures the vast array of wine's complex flavors and aromas.
"McCaffety, like a good bartender, knows how to listen, knows how to look, and knows how to tell a great story. In perfectly chosen words and images Obituary Cocktail] captures something timeless and essential about New Orleans." -Susan Larson, New Orleans Times-Picayune "The evocative photos of Napoleon House, Pat O'Brien's, Galatoire's, Tujague's, and many lesser known restaurants and bars in the Crescent City are as personal as they are a rich repository of architectural and Louisiana social history, with excellent accompanying text. A beautifully produced book by one of the great photojournalists of America." -John Mariani, Esquire "Kerri's work is lush with natural light that makes the images sensual and rich, and transforms the places she photographs into poems." -Francis Ford Coppola Presented in the pages of this book is an amazing pictorial overview of some of the finest drinking establishments in the world still operating today and cherished photographs of those no longer open. Lavishly illustrated with 200 color photographs, this lush history provides a glimpse into the architectural and cultural treasures of New Orleans' drinking scene. It overflows with tantalizing stories from the best bars in town.
Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson. The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution is the fifth book by bestselling author Tristan Stephenson. Explore rum's remarkable history from its humble origins to its status as life-blood of the Royal Navy and its love affair with Cuba. Discover its darker past, with tales of devils, pirates and its reputation as the revolutionary spirit. This fabled drink is in the midst of another revolution, transforming from uninspiring grog to premium product, with aged and spiced varieties leading the charge. Learn about how rum is made, from the science of sugar cane and molasses to distillation and unique ageing techniques. The Rum Tour will transport you to the most exciting rum distilleries the world has to offer, with Tristan's signature tasting notes guiding you towards the right rum at the right time. Explore the legendary Caribbean home of rum to the pioneering rum makers around the world embracing dynamic new techniques and taking flavour to dizzy new heights. Finally, Tristan's mixology skills will help you master jazzed-up versions of the Mai Tai and Mojito, perfect a Planter's Punch and keep you on trend with Brazil's famous Caipirinha and Batida cocktails, made with rum's sister spirit, cachaca.
The diversity of flavours and colours of rum is as rich as the history and culture that surrounds this alcoholic beverage. This guide provides an overview of more than 300 different types of rum and then categorises them using an innovative taste model. For every rum, you receive a clear overview of its origins, taste and aroma. In addition, you can read all about the different types of rum, the production and maturing process, the perfect way to serve, and the best cocktails.
Here is a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles ingredients and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world's most popular beverage.THEBeer FAQE features insight not only on how it's made but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker's glass. The book offers a touch of history a bit of globetrotting and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. It also offers a nostalgic look at beer's evolving role in pop culture a from advertising to television to movies a over the past century. After reading EBeer FAQE readers will have a better understanding of not just what kinds of beers to drink but the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels.
Roussillon is always seen as part of the Languedoc region (now itself merged into the new super-region of Occitanie) but for some time the distinctive wines of Roussillon have merited their own treatment. Roussillon did not become part of France until the treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 and it considers itself Catalan, not Occitan. The flavours of Roussillon are quite different from those of the Languedoc. They are rich and warm. The wines of Roussillon have evolved, as they have in the Languedoc, becoming more sophisticated, prompted partly by the increase in the number of independent producers as opposed to the previous extensive domination of the cooperatives. As in the Languedoc, white wine is becoming more important, with white Collioure as well as IGPs from cooler areas in the high hills. This is the first book-length study of the wines and winemakers of this stunning region. After considering the rich history of the region, particularly the Spanish effect, and explaining the predominance of vin doux naturel, George moves on to the viticulture, winemaking and grape varieties and the extraordinary variety of terroirs and soils of the region. The warm sunshine of Roussillon makes for very ripe grapes and wines with high alcohol. The topography of the vineyards of Roussillon is dominated by three river valleys, the Agly, Tet and Tech, flowing into the Mediterranean near Perpignan. The soil of Roussillon is enormously varied, indeed some of the most varied of all the vineyards of France. The viticulture of Roussillon is founded on Grenache, initially for vin doux naturel, but increasingly for table wines. And there are other grape varieties that are more roussillonais than languedocien, such as Macabeo, with its Spanish origins. The main part of The wines of Roussillon is the series of chapters by appellation, covering the key wine growers, with a balance of well-established estates and newcomers, and also some cooperatives. Rosemary George's The wines of Roussillon is the ideal companion for anybody wishing to learn more about this intriguing region and the wines it produces.
This is a title with a difference: The author deals as much with wine farms, their histories and homesteads, as with the food and wine that were part and parcel of the good times and lovely place that she recalls. This title invites other wine and food lovers to share in some very individual recipes and the very special ambience of Cape winelands.
A compact and easy-to-navigate newcomer to the Halliday Wine stable, Halliday Pocket Guide distils key elements of the annual guide, curating a best of the best both by value and ratings across the country's key wine regions. It will include tasting notes, ratings and advice on best-by drinking. James Halliday is recognised as Australia's most respected wine critic, and his annual guide is considered the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The Halliday Pocket Guide gives wine lovers access to his insights in a small, easy to read, use and carry package. Just as with the full guide, it is a compelling proposition for self and gift purchasers.
This is the story of how one man, with a bit of help from his friends, created a revolution in the hitherto staid world of Scotch Whisky. But by creating the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, he gave whisky drinkers access to the finest distilled liquor on the planet - and what's more, he had a great time doing it. The book is a collection of stories about Pip and his friends and how they brought Scotland's finest product to a waiting world. It begins in a small farm in Aberdeenshire and moves through high places (The World Trade Centre) and low (a jungle dive in the South Seas), with the help of the famous and the obscure, the good, the bad and the mildly delinquent. There are high mountains and wild seas, and a trip (with whisky) to Communist eastern Europe in a vintage Lagonda.
Wine enthusiasts: raise a glass! The global wine market has expanded rapidly in the past few years and is forecasted to increase through 2019. Consumption, new wine styles, online wine purchasing, and a growing younger population of wine enthusiasts are all contributing factors. In Wine For Dummies, the authors--both recognized wine authorities and accredited Certified Wine Educators--share their expertise, revealing the latest on what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. Featuring information on both classic and cutting-edge wines, it's packed with everything you need to hold your own in tasting rooms, shops, and beyond! Includes updated information on navigating wine shops and selecting wines in restaurants Covers the latest expert advice on buying wine online thanks to the online retail boom Provides updated vintage charts and price guidelines Offers information on trends in wine, including packaging innovations such as wine in a can, kegs, and boxes Whether you're a beginner or intermediate wine enthusiast, this is your no-nonsense guide to choosing wine, understanding wine lists, exploring new varieties, serving, sharing, and more!
A blend of travel diary and wine guide, it tells a series of stories - the brilliant wine and food discoveries made, the extraordinary historical sites stumbled across, the fascinating characters met. Following the wine trail in 12 very different countries - Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and South Africa - the authors have assembled a collection of stories.
Real ale and other craft beers have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and as a result more people have been compelled to try making their own homebrew.
With a range of equipment and guidance now readily available, home-brewing is more accessible than ever. However, while the actual concept behind making beer is simple – add water to barley to create and extract sugar, add hops while boiling, cool, then feed to yeast – the execution can at times seem complex and confusing. The key to bridging the gap between brewing in theory and practice is being able to spot the signs of trouble and know how to respond.
Whether the reader is a first-timer trying out a new hobby or an old hand looking to produce a finely crafted artisan ale, The Home-brewer’s Problem Solver provides the information needed to nip problems in the bud and to avoid them in the fi rst place. It contains 100 common home-brew snags and setbacks, spelling out the underlying causes and offering practical solutions. Each key stage of the brewing process is tackled with accompanying photographs, practical tips and useful insights.
Contents: The basics, Ingredients, Mashing/steeping, Boiling, Fermentation, Packaging, Equipment, Finished beer.
"Noble Rot manages to unravel the mysteries of wine with insight and humour. A wonderful - and essential - read for anyone interested in the world of wine, or even for those, like me, who just drink it." Nigella Lawson "The Noble Rot guys have the ability to describe wines as if they're either future friends, or rock-stars coming to blow your mind." Caitlin Moran "Noble Rot has brought originality, humour and now space travel to the very serious business of drinking wine. About time too." Brian Eno "Dan and Mark do that thing that only crazy knowledgeable enthusiasts can do, they make you a crazy enthusiast too. If they said, 'We've found a wine like no other, a wine that actually lights up the sky, but you can only drink it in the desert at midnight, are you coming?' I'd be off, and I'd be confident of meteor showers. They provoke curiosity - 'how does anyone make this extraordinary drink just with grapes?' - excitement, joy, and a longing for knowledge. Now, in this book, they're sharing the knowledge." Diana Henry "To really know and love a wine one should know the grower and the vineyard. This isn't always or even often possible, which is why the Rotters introduce these wines at source. You learn that making wine, as cooking should be, is an act of love. You will come to love this book too." Rowley Leigh Choosing wine in a restaurant or shop can seem an unfathomable business. But, according to Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, the duo behind London's Noble Rot, it needn't be that way. In Wine from Another Galaxy they'll help you to understand how it is made, where to buy it, what to look for when you drink it, and how to talk about it. And once you've mastered the basics, they'll take you on a journey through the best of European wine culture, meeting the people and places behind their favourite bottles. Indeed, Dan and Mark have spent years visiting growers that you probably haven't heard of, from the original thinkers of the natural wine movement to the iconic estates of Burgundy and Bordeaux. This is the alternative, accessible, no-holds-barred guide to wine, where the usual cliches and rules don't apply.
This book tells the story of the ancient land named Chianti and the modern wine appellation known as Chianti Classico. In 1716, Tuscany's penultimate Medici ruler, Cosimo III, anointed the region of Chianti, along with three smaller areas in the Florentine State, as the world's first legal appellations of origin for wine. In the succeeding centuries, this milestone was all but forgotten. By the late nineteenth century, the name Chianti, rather than signifying this historic region and its celebrated wine, identified a simple Italian red table wine in a straw-covered flask. In the twenty-first century, Chianti Classico emerged as one of Italy's most dynamic and fashionable wine zones. Chianti Classico relates the fascinating evolution of Chianti as a wine region and reveals its geographic and cultural complexity. Bill Nesto, MW, and Frances Di Savino explore the townships of Chianti Classico and introduce readers to the modern-day winegrowers who are helping to transform the region. The secrets of Sangiovese, the principal vine variety of Chianti, are also revealed as the book unlocks the myths and mysteries of one of Italy's most storied wine regions. The publication of Chianti Classico coincides with the three hundredth anniversary of the Medici decree delimiting the region of Chianti on September 24, 1716.
An Authoritative, historically informed tribute to the punch bowl,
by the James Beard Award-winning author of "Imbibe ."
A vibrantly illustrated, authoritative guide to sparkling wine from James Beard Award winner Katherine Cole in the follow-up to her popular Rose All Day Sparkling Wine Anytime introduces readers to every style of sparkling wine, from champagne and prosecco to cava, Lambrusco, pet-nat, and more. Wine expert Katherine Cole digs deep into sparkling wine's compelling history, role in culture today, and the unique process by which it is made, explicating the most complicated concepts with light, bubbly prose. Organized by region, this comprehensive guide includes producer profiles, tasting notes, cocktail recipes, food pairings, and bottle recommendations for any budget. Filled with playful illustrations and infographics, Sparkling Wine Anytime is an effervescent exploration of all things sparkling.
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